TRIBECA FESTIVAL 2023 – RICHLAND – Interview with Filmmaker Irene Lusztig

The 2023 Tribeca Festival begins this Wednesday June 7th and runs through Sunday June 18th.  Our Gadi Elkon got to chat with numerous filmmakers about their world premieres at the festival this year.  Here is our interview with RICHLAND filmmaker Irene Lusztig.

Built by the US government to house the Hanford nuclear site workers who manufactured weapons-grade plutonium for the Manhattan Project, Richland, Washington is proud of its heritage as a nuclear company town and proud of the atomic bomb it helped create. RICHLAND offers a prismatic, placemaking portrait of a community staking its identity and future on its nuclear origin story, presenting a timely examination of the habits of thought that normalize the extraordinary violence of the past. Moving between archival past and observational present, and across encounters with nuclear workers, community members, archeologists, local tribes, and a Japanese granddaughter of atomic bomb survivors, the film blooms into an expansive and lyrical meditation on home, safety, whiteness, land, and deep time.

Irene and Gadi talked extensively about the lasting impact of the nuclear era.  They dived into Richland, Irene’s previous work and so much more!

Here is our Interview with Filmmaker Irene Lusztig:

Richland has its World Premiere today at Tribeca.

For more info about RICHLAND.

For more info about Irene Lusztig.

For more info on the Tribeca screenings.




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