Keeping it Real Weird
AUSTIN'S SXSW FEST IS LIKE NO OTHER

 
By Laura Nathan
The Independent Film & Video Monthly, May 2004 issue
 
... in Nakajima’s After the Apocalypse (for which he serves as writer/editor/producer/director/co-star), SXSW attendees were taken to a new realm of living. Featuring five characters’ struggles to satiate their most basic needs after hazardous gases deprive them of their voices, this virtually silent black-and-white film invites viewers to imagine what life might look like if the contemporary prophecies of nuclear or chemical war came true. The world that the characters live in might not be pretty, but Nakajima’s film beautifully captures human abilities to communicate even in the absence of speech.
 
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