Illusions of Control
— Nov. 9th, 6:10pm
About the Film
A riveting meditation on resilience in the face of disaster, Illusions of Control unfolds in landscapes irrevocably shaped by human attempts to dominate them. Five women confront unbearable crises: Silvia searches for her missing daughter in the deserts of northern Mexico; Yang attempts to hold back the expanding desert in China; Kaori mobilizes mothers as citizen-scientist to monitor radiation in Fukushima, Japan; Stacey builds on Indigenous knowledge to confront toxic legacies in Yellowknife; and Lauren stands at the crossroads of a serious health crisis in Chicago. Each story reveals surprising ways to live on, and reimagine life in the ruins.
1 hour 27 minutes
Director & Writer: Shannon Walsh
Ms. Walsh will be available for a Q&A following her film