The Town Dock
Melissa Davenport, 23 min. 2009
The Town Dock is an unvarnished look at rural childhood. The film documents young people in a small town as they congregate and interact with each other, and with those from the ‘outside.’ The narrative explores freedom and fear; while the framing and sound-scape describe the fine line that ethnography walks between intimacy and display, privacy and performance.
Real-time sequences and constructed narrative time interweave against the tranquil backdrop of the lake and the town dock.