The Flight of an Ostrich (Schools Interior)

Jessica Sarah Rinland | 4 min | UK | 2017


Birds are masters of the sky. The ostrich is incapable of doing the one thing birds are famous for – they can not fly. They compensate their impotence by having the largest eyes and by being the fastest birds on land, seldom caught by predators.   Schools Interior: The Flight of an Ostrich links this description of the ostrich to a moment during the life of a chin-down, shy eight-year-old girl who, while watching an educational video about ostriches, grasps an opportunity and flies in the face of her peer group.

7:00 PM | Saturday, October 14, 2017
National Sawdust
80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Director, Screenwriter, Editor | Jessica Sarah Rinland 
Producer | Nell Green
DOP | Annika Summerson

Argentine artist filmmaker, Jessica Sarah Rinland has exhibited work in galleries, cinemas, film festivals and universities internationally including New York Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Bloomberg New Contemporaries. She has received grants from Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Elephant Trust and elsewhere. Residencies include MacDowell Colony, Kingston University, Locarno Academy and Berlinale Talents. Her most recent multi-screen, randomized installation We Account The Whale Immortal was exhibited at Somerset House, London in 2016.