Cordell Wolking independent film collection, 1990s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wolking, Cordell
Title
Cordell Wolking independent film collection
Dates
1990s (inclusive)
Quantity
1 VHS videocassette
Collection Number
A0764
Summary
The Cordell Wolking independent film collection (1990s) consists of a copy of "The Animal's Court," a film in which animals explain the adverse effects destructive human activity has on their homes. Wolking studied psychology at the University of Utah. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Cordell Wolking was a psychology student at the University of Utah in the late 1990s when he produced "The Animal's Court."

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Cordell Wolking independent film collection (1990s) consists of a copy of "The Animal's Court," a film in which animals explain the adverse effects destructive human activity has on their homes. Wolking studied psychology at the University of Utah. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
cassette
1 "The Animal's Court"

VHS videocassette
The film begins with the title "The Animal's Court." Images of construction vehicles tearing up a park are shown. Intercut with the images of construction vehicles are close-ups of a hamster or squirrel running from the destruction of the park (its home). A young African American boy chases the rodent into a secluded area only to discover a small legal court comprised of endangered animals. Each animal tells the story of its endangerment by the world of humans. This piece is ultimately a cautionary tale explaining to humans the adverse effects of their actions on the animal world. Probably dubbed from 16mm film.
1990s

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Artists--Utah
  • Independent filmmakers
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Utah
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Moving images