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Eden In The Plague Year

“Eden In The Plague Year,” compiles scenes from the Edenville Dam failure and subsequent flooding that forever altered the landscape and topography of the Tittabawassee River and the former lakebed of Wixom Lake, Michigan. In the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, another natural disaster struck, in the form of a deluge that broke the back of Edenville Dam. In a grim twist, one calamity afforded us the time to clean up the wreckage of another, and our group of close friends found this tsunami within a pandemic to rally around. This film documents the observations and explorations of this time spent up and down the Tittabawassee, cleaning up our friend's Andrew Krieger's long-time family property, and trying to find some levity in the wake of a broken levee.

Eden In The Plague Year

Scott Hocking, 2020-2021

Digital Film, 10 min. 33 sec.

Soundtrack: "Aegean Sea" by Aphrodite's Child, from the album 666 (Vertigo Records, 1972)

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