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There Is This House

16 mm film transferred to HD (2008)
8 min.
Silent
English text

There Is This House is a silent film that combines footage from an abandoned house (a typical example of the 19th-century colonial architecture on St. Croix) with a story about the Christian Moravian Brotherhood who came from Germany to the Virgin Islands in the 18th century to baptize the enslaved people on the island. The brotherhood had a remarkable procedure for decision-making: all decisions were made by the drawing of lots.