Is it true what they say

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2015, HD video, color/sound, 9 mins.

Made for the Texas Archive of the Moving Image for "Mess With Texas" 2015. Is it true what they say uses archival films from "itinerant" filmmakers who traveled the south in the 1930s through the 1950s, documenting the local townsfolk and showing the films in a local theater. One of those filmmakers, Milton Barker, used the same script - a kidnapped girl is rescued by the local children - in every town over several years. This piece reworks that footage, presenting it as ghostly apparitions in modern urban Texas settings.

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