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Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air
Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air
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MING OF HARLEM: TWENTY ONE STOREYS IN THE AIR

Directed by Phillip Warnell
United Kingdom, Belgium, 2014
Avant-Garde, Documentary

Synopsis

An only-in-New-York account of Ming, Al, and Antoine Yates, who lived in a social housing apartment in Harlem until news of their dwelling caused a public outcry. On the discovery that Ming was a 500 lbs. pound tiger and Al a seven-foot alligator, their story took on an astonishing dimension.

Synopsis

An only-in-New-York account of Ming, Al, and Antoine Yates, who lived in a social housing apartment in Harlem until news of their dwelling caused a public outcry. On the discovery that Ming was a 500 lbs. pound tiger and Al a seven-foot alligator, their story took on an astonishing dimension.

Our take

This unique documentary feature about an eccentric cohabiting set-up reveals an unbelievable (yet entirely characteristic!) New York City story with fittingly distinctive techniques. Ming of Harlem is artist-academic Phillip Warnell’s second collaboration with philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy.