1983, 3 minutes, 16mm B&W, sound
This earliest work is currently lost but never forgotten. This film was about the grisly work of euthanasia at an animal shelter in Chicago, specifically the routine killing of dogs. A formative example of what has developed into a lifetime habit of directing an audience to gaze into the great mysteries of life and death. Bright spirits, extinguished.
cinematography and edit: Vanessa Renwick