The Great Fall of China

We didn’t know that it was illegal. Kat and I set up our tent on top of The Great Wall of China. It was late fall and the air was chilly. There were scraggly orange bushes surrounding the wall on all sides, and the fog rolled in just as we finished setting up camp. I shivered, but not because of the cold. The Great Wall of China had a dark past. The wall had been built over the dead bodies of the workers who had died there. As a result, we were sleeping on top of millions of human bones. “Do you think we’ll see a ghost tonight?” I asked Kat. I was only half joking. Kat rolled her eyes. “Let’s play cards,” was all she...

My Mom’s Motorcycle

Douglas Gautraud is a filmmaker. This film is, in his own words: “about how my mom became the owner of a motorcycle, but more deeply it is about how people use objects to connect with times, ideas, and people.” There’s a lot of people out there critiquing our lives. Gautraud doesn’t do this. This film provides the opportunity for us to make our own conclusions about our lives, by giving us the lives of his grandfathers as a lens to look through. This short-film is great. Check out more of Gautraud’s work at...