Veins in The Gulf is a documentary that traces the rapidly disappearing bayous, the environmental crisis of southern Louisiana, and the international impact of Cajun culture, which is quickly losing ground.
Ted Hardin and Elizabeth Coffman have created documentaries for broadcast, short films, and installations exhibited in museums and galleries. Currently, Ted and Elizabeth are co-producing Veins in the Gulf, the documentary based in the region hit hardest by the BP oil spil, and Digital Afrika, a reflective video essay about traveling through Kenya.
One More Mile: A Dialogue on Nationbuilding
What happens when the bombs stop falling from the sky? How does a country heal itself after the devastation of genocide? What role does the world play in nation-building in countries such as Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and now Iraq? One More Mile: a Dialogue on Nation-Building investigates the delicate and controversial role of the international community in a post-war society.
Digital Afrika is an experimental documentary that takes its inspiration from the Austrian filmmaker, Peter Kubelka, and his film, Unsere Afrikareise (1966). Kubelka's film juxtaposes images of armed, white European tourists on safari with images of native Africans, animals and slaughter, edited into a rhythmic and insistent style of confrontation. Digital Afrika, shot on video in Kenya, highlights images of the digital 'takeover' of Africa - nuns on cell phones, satellite dishes on safari, cell phones and cameras in the slums. Is the camera the newest form of colonialism? What does it mean when tourists take cameras to the slums? Is film dead?