PUMPING a Film by Joel Tauber

Shot with a hand-cranked camera, Pumping contemplates history of the Southern Pacific Railroad which was largely responsible for transforming LA into a metropolis. The film traces the two crucial resources for this development: water and oil. As a whispered monologue unfolds, a lonely figure rides a handcar - whose platform is a giant filmstrip - on abandoned train tracks through the desert.

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  • Pumping
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    Pumping

    6m 27s

    Shot with a hand-cranked camera, Pumping contemplates history of the Southern Pacific Railroad which was largely responsible for transforming LA into a metropolis. The film traces the two crucial resources for this development: water and oil. As a whispered monologue unfolds, a lonely figure ride...

  • TRAILER Pumping the Movie

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