flesh of my flesh

Michael Achtman

2001, 09:27 minutes, B&W, English


Drawing on pre-biblical mythology, flesh of my flesh is a queer retelling of the "first" murder.  Abel returns from the wars of God our Father to a bombed out and pillaged Canaan.  His brother/lover Cain leads him to a barren field where, in an effort to reinstate the garden of paradise, he performs the sacrificial ritual.  The consequence (for Cain and all his tribe) is banishment, to the land "east of Normal."

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