Nesting

Co-directed by Louis Cherry + Marsha Gordon

Photography, Louis Cherry

Music + Archival Research, Marsha Gordon

Trying to find comfort and inspiration during the difficult spring of 2020, we turned the camera on a pair of robins nesting in the bamboo in our back yard.  Observing the way the robins work tirelessly to usher their offspring from egg to helpless chicks and then out of the nest and into the world, we were reminded of the ways that nature keeps going despite so many obstacles.  This documentary meditation will be accompanied by narration drawn from historical American newspaper stories about robins from the 1870s to the 1950s, ambient sound, and a soundscape performed on the Roland Phantom-S.  Currently editing.

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