Bill Basquin

Tending the Orchard


Tending the Orchard (2023)   7 minutes 8 seconds   Digital video

Co-directed by Katherine Agard and Bill Basquin



The directors find that a collaboration around the orchard initiated by Bill brings up history, anger, colonial violence, and the chance to feel the closeness of relationship.


This video is a part of an ongoing conversation around the legacies and forms of settler colonialism, including challenging the trope of the non-white person being the subject, rather than the person having the gaze, opinion and directorial input. This conversation is a longer conceptual work that challenges both directors.


World Premiere: Experiments in Cinema April 21, 2023


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