Created by the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, “Ghost Tape #10” was one of many audio tapes engineered to psychologically intimidate and demoralize the North Vietnamese Army through its depiction of the Buddhist afterlife. By re-examining this weaponization of religious belief, reflections on this artifact of American propaganda lead to discussions of relationships between the living and the dead, asking what truths, if any, still echo within this recording.
Film length: 28 minutes followed by Q&A with the Filmmaker
Sean David Christensen is a visual artist who works in music & film. His work has been featured at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival, Tacoma Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Little Big Shots: Australian International Animation Festival, Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival & the Sony Pictures Wet Paint Animation Festival. His films have screened at the Angelika Film Center, Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Arizona State University Art Museum & the Musée des beaux-arts in Montréal.
CSEAS Film Screening/Q&A with Director: “Ghost Tape #10”