Fire Through Dry Grass uncovers in real-time the devastation experienced by residents of a New York City nursing home during the coronavirus pandemic. Co-director Andres “Jay” Molina takes viewers inside Coler, a public facility on Roosevelt Island, where he lives with his fellow “Reality Poets,” a group of mostly gun violence survivors. They used to travel around the city sharing their art and hard-earned wisdom with youth. Now, using GoPros clamped to their wheelchairs, they document their harrowing experiences on “lock down.” Covid-positive patients are moved into their bedrooms; nurses fashion PPE out of garbage bags; refrigerated-trailer morgues hum outside residents’ windows. All the while public officials deny the suffering and dying behind Coler’s brick walls. The Reality Poets’ rhymes flow throughout the film, underscoring their feelings that their home is now as dangerous as the streets they once ran. But instead of history repeating itself on this tiny island with a dark history of institutional neglect and abandonment, Fire Through Dry Grass shows these disabled Black and brown artists refusing to be abused, confined, erased.
Directed by: Andres "Jay" Molina, Alexis Neophytides
Year Funded: 2021
Premiere: Alexis Neophytides, Jennilie Brewster
Fire Through Dry Grass
Effective Date: December 20, 2021.
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