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‘Assembly’ revisits the filmmaker’s hometown of Oshawa, Canada following the 2019 closure of the General Motors assembly plant. It is a fragmented documentary stitching together observations of deindustrialization: The estate home of GM Canada’s founder is used as a set for television productions; a father recounts an old story to his son; archival footage of the local miniature village indexes a utopian after-image; a car pans the factory that created it.
Through personal encounters, the film forms a portrait of a town reckoning with a contradictory existence – optimistically staying on the normal course of things in a world that has nothing left for it to do.
Thin Skins, Plush Residential carpets, bolts, fibreglass, paint, steel curtain rail system, hospital privacy curtain, Garage door opener, mounting hardware, paint.
Definitions 1, Childhood objects, bungee cord, miniature clamps, utility dolly, packaging materials.
Definitions 3, Souvenirs, faux fur, plastic bag, water, paint.
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