The Garden

MKE Film Festival

This retelling of Adam and Eve delves into issues of consumption, religion, exploitation, abuse, environmental strain, and the danger of a single story. A group of women who are inhabiting the earth are suddenly exposed to the patriarchy when the world gives birth to man. After he joins the women on earth, he destroys and consumes their female-oriented culture, the nature that surrounds them, and even their dog. After the women are exposed to his abusive power tactics, the flowers turn on him, becoming a snake and biting his Adam's apple. As he dies, the many flowers that he had consumed began to grow from his bones. As the story comes to a close, the woman breaks away his rib and carves it into a goddess figure.

Part of Milwaukee Youth Show


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Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures and Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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