A Plea For Modernism

Prior to its destruction in June 2011, the Phillis Wheatley Elementary School served the historic New Orleans African-American neighborhood of Tremé since it opened in 1955. Celebrated worldwide for its innovative, regionally-expressive modern design – the structure had sustained moderate damage during the storms and levee breach of 2005. DOCOMOMO Louisianaadvocated for its restoration via adaptive reuse. A Plea For Modernism is narrated by actorWendell Pierce (“The Wire”, “Treme”). (Evan Mather, U.S.A., 2011, 11:59)

DIR Evan Mather NARRATOR Wendell Pierce TEXT Francine Stock, Evan Mather VOICES John Klingman, Phyllis Montana-LeBlanc, John Stubbs, Wayne Troyer PROD Hand Crafted Films in collaboration with DOCOMOMO Louisiana and the School of Architecture, Tulane UniversityANIMATION Evan Mather MUSIC Juuso Auvinen IMAGE Frank Lotz Miller, Emily Ardoin, Meg Holford, John DeFraites, Karen Gadbois, Karran Harper Royal, John Stubbs, Anthony DelRosario, Sergio Padilla, Francine Stock GRAPHICS John DeFraites, Evan Mather





Hand Crafted FilmsDOCOMOMO Louisiana and the Tulane School of Architecture present:
A Plea For Modernism from Evan Mather

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