Over the years the work of Oscar-winning filmmaker Hilary Harris moved steadily from abstraction to social commentary. “Why make films at all?” is the question he poses to himself, and answers by “to give a richer vision of surrounding reality. My aim is to lift people out of their preconceptions.”
Using non-linear film structures, he would present abstract forms and then reveal them to be part of familiar reality.
His award-winning films include Longhorns (1951), Organism (1975) and The Nuer (1971), produced with George Breidenbach while an associate of the Film Study Center