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Sun Song
Sun Song
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A poetic journey from the darkness of dawn into the brightness of the midday sun in the American South. Filmed over the course of six months on one bus route in Durham, North Carolina, Sun Song is a celebration of light and a meditation on leaving.


Discovered at Rotterdam’s film festival, Joel Wanek’s short film is at once lyrically poetic and precisely documentarian. The lighting evolves as the day ages, and we watch portraits in miniature of Durham’s workers, students, and other passengers. Luminous with a quietly dark undercurrent.