Broad Channel

by Sarah J. Christman 2010 14'

Flower petals floating on dark water, animals scavenging in garbage, men rummaging for precious objects, motionless fishermen and parked cars that seem to observe the horizon. These are just some of the impressions the filmmaker collected in an attempt to describe daily life on Broad Channel Island, the only populated island (about 3000 inhabitants) in Jamaica Bay, south of Brooklyn, New York. The result is a portrait of a unique ecosystem, where movement and action accompanied by gentle waves breaking on the beach or the rocks repeat the same rhythm across the seasons.


Sarah J. Christman

Film submission

24° Festival


01 October - 06 October 2021

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