End Games for Lovers
Directed by Jamie Lee Mohr
Wednesday, May 23
This film essay challenges the seductive disempowerment of apocalypse narratives. In an age of rising sea levels and vulnerable infrastructure, it investigates the anthropocene from such diverse vantage points as inside an Icelandic volcano, among the debris of an abandoned Soviet mining town, aboard a sailing ship in the Arctic circle or within the smoke and mirrors of underground clubs.
As a teenager, Jamie Lee Mohr hitchhiked and rode freight trains across the United States. The stories of people she encountered ignited her fascination with how the framework and composition of each individual story operates within an ecosystem of internalized mythologies. She investigated the political dimensions of cultural narrative during her field research in Sustainable Development and is now preparing for a new film project that explores similar topics in Estonia.