Turner Adornetto, recent graduate of Ohio State University

New Orleans 2019: Imagining

Shot over the course of ten months in Tanzania’s Arusha Region, Arusha in Energy is an experimental documentary film about energy and innovation. In one sense, the film can be understood as a rejection of common development sensibilities that so-often locate Tanzania and its people outside of the scientific, the technological, and the innovative. In another, the film explores forms of energy that sit at the intersection of worlds material, spiritual, and human – suggesting that renewed conceptions of the energetic are in order. This film would not have been possible without the gracious and kind people who welcomed me into their communities, their workshops, and their homes. They continue to bring joy and inspiration to this project.