All That is Solid Melts Into Air

Director: Mark Boulos

Institute History

  • 2011 Sundance Film Festival


All That Is Solid Melts into Air powerfully juxtaposes two documentary videos, which are projected on opposite sides of the room—one depicting a Nigerian guerrilla group battling the colonization of petroleum resources on their land, and the other showing Chicago stock traders speculating on energy futures. The viewer, caught between the videos, negotiates these two scenarios. As the films play, the stakes rise, and the intensity crescendos to an uproar.

Screening Details

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