“Pre-Occupied”-Heid E. Erdrich, Producer and Co-Director; R. Vincent Moniz, Jr., Co-Director; Jonathan Thunder, Art Director and Animator. Written by Heid E. Erdrich.
SYNOPSIS: “Pre-Occupied” is a new and experimental form, the poem-film. Originally written for the website 99 Poems for the 99%, poet Heid E. Erdrich created a visual landscape of associations and references that match the tremendous irony of how the word “occupy” can be meant. The film version of this poem is a collaborative collage that means to reveal the distracted human mind at a particular point in history. Released in early 2013, the film inadvertently anticipated the Idle No More Movement.
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