“This Land is Your Land,” a feature-length documentary by directors Lori Cheatle and Daisy Wright, has been selected to screen as part of the
: Day for Night. The documentary will be presented on Sunday, April 2 at 2:00pm and Saturday, April 29 at 2:00pm at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
“This Land is Your Land” blends pertinent information with uplifting humor to explore the impact of corporations on the daily lives and rights of ordinary people. Filmed over the course of three years, the filmmakers interviewed a wide range of experts and individuals about the history of corporate influence in America, while highlighting some of the brave, compelling and extraordinary ways in which individuals and communities are reacting.
Featuring Thomas Frank, author of “One Market Under God”; Marc Kasky, whose case over truth in advertising went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court; veteran newsman Jack Newfield; Naomi Klein, cultural critic and author of “No Logo”; Doris Haddock (“Granny D”), who, at the age of 89, walked across the U.S. to protest the use of unregulated “soft” money in political campaigns; subversive pop culture artist, Ron English; Project Censored award-winner Thom Hartmann; national radio commentator Jim Hightower; and the Reverend Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping.
Produced by Lori Cheatle, and co-produced by Virginia Williams, the film was photographed by award-winning cinematographer Brian Rigney Hubbard and edited by Daisy Wright. “This Land is Your Land” premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, and has been invited to festivals all over the U.S., Sweden, the U.K., South Korea and Africa.
The Biennial is the Whitney’s signature show and it has become the most important survey of contemporary art in America today. This year’s Biennial is curated by Chrissie Iles, The Whitney’s Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Curator, and Philippe Vergne, the Deputy Director and Chief Curator of The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The Biennial opens to the public on March 2, 2006 and remains on view at the Whitney Museum through May 28, 2006.