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MANDALA
 2017

 

“Anthropology Anthology 3: Mandala” is the final installment of a three part series that examines the way justice directly and indirectly plays a role in the daily lives of three unlikely heroes. “Mandala” explores the inner world of an unsuspecting janitor as he thanklessly maintains cosmic order amid the chaos of the day. This story highlights the issues of micro labor, classism, and workers’ rights during an event unveiling the new mayor’s policies that push for technology driven labor. A crisis arises, highlighting pitfalls of the showcased technology and endangering everyone at the event. The janitor’s unique and intimate knowledge of the setting might be the only path returning the crowd to safety.

Directed by Rev. David Holcombe
Written by Heather Mingo & John Sutton
Cinematography by Taylor Russ
Produced by Eric Dern