Institute History

  • 2016 Sundance Documentary Film Grant - New Frontier


A diary found in a box of belongings offers a devoutly Catholic mother living in rural Missouri a second chance to know the estranged son she has lost to AIDS. Combining an interactive art installation with a virtual space and award-winning online narrative, this project offers a baroque, magical realist journey through loss, remembrance, desire and fantasy that will challenge user conceptions of love, faith and redemption.


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