How to Rust

A postindustrial fable told in iron, rocks, and wood.

  • Julia Yezbick
  • Julia Yezbick
  • Olayami Dabls
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    HD video, Super8mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival
    Ann Arbor
    United States
    March 20, 2016
    ProCam Best Regional Filmmaker Award
  • Jogjakarta Documentary Film Festival (FFD)
    December 9, 2016
Director Biography - Julia Yezbick

Julia Yezbick is a Detroit-based filmmaker, artist, and anthropologist who received her PhD in Media Anthropology and Critical Media Practice from Harvard University in 2016. Her work has been shown at international festivals and venues including the Berlinale--Forum Expanded, MOMA PS1’s print shop, the New York Library for Performing Arts, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Mostra Internacional do Filme Etnográfico (Rio de Janeiro), the Montreal Ethnographic Film Festival, and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit. She is the founding editor of Sensate, an online journal for experiments in critical media practice, and co-directs Mothlight Microcinema in Detroit. She recently completed a lectureship in the anthropology department at Harvard University and is currently a Michigan-Mellon Humanities Fellow in Egalitarianism and the Metropolis the at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College for Architecture and Urban Planning.

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