Raven Wolf C. Felton Jennings II (Raven Wolf)Joshua Frieman (Enrico Fermi)Anna Toborg (Wanet McNeill)Jose Oubrerie (Jacques Marquette)Daniel Verdier (Alexis de Tocqueville)David Gatten (Ralph Waldo Emerson)Chris Bournea (Hanrahan's Raiders)Riley Cruttenden (Hanrahan's Raiders)Joshua Finnell (Hanrahan's Raiders)Paul Hill (Hanrahan's Raiders)
An experimental documentary comprised of regional vignettes about faith, force, technology and exodus. Eleven parables relay histories of settlement, removal, technological breakthrough, violence, messianism and resistance, all occurring somewhere in the state of Illinois. But the state is a structural ruse, and its histories are allegories that ask what belief might teach us about nationhood. In our desire to understand the inscrutable, whom do we end up blaming or endorsing?