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Summary

FUTURE SO BRIGHT is a documentation and mapping project that creatively catalogs abandoned spaces in the American West. Perhaps best classified as an experimental-documentary, the film explores ghost towns, abandoned military bases, and boarded up tourist traps to present a meditative time capsule of the false starts and failed attempts of the past 200 years of American Western Expansion. Whether it be early mining boomtowns and pioneer settlements, remote WWII-era military outposts, or the roadside attractions that the introduction of car culture ushered onto the back roads of America, development associated with western expansion has, and continues, to be marked by rapid growth and rapid abandonment. FUTURE SO BRIGHT attempts to catalog these places while examining the disposable mentality of American Western expansion, creating a time capsule for the forgotten spaces and abandoned relics that are quickly being reclaimed by nature or new development. FUTURE SO BRIGHT is an unfinished and constantly evolving project and has been presented in different formats.

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