Richard Copans

Racines, 2003

Similar to Boris Lehman’s essay film, Searching for My Birthplace, Richard Copans’s Racines (Roots) examines the nature of identity, migration, transplantation, and reconstructed history. A routine trip to the dentist provides the point of departure for the filmmaker, as they discuss implants as a way of recreating permanent teeth through artificial roots. For Copans, the… read more »