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the Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers

As the telescopes of Galileo and Edwin Hubble de-centered our sense of the universe and Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s microscope revealed life hitherto invisible to the naked eye, Secrets of Outer Space will deploy a visual device – cinema – to plumb the mysteries of that which lay outside unassisted sensory knowledge. Secrets of Outer Space: Into the Great Beyond will screen ten international short films on space travel, time travel, extra-terrestrial life, and/or alternative dimensions, include the Syndicate’s new film, Here to Eternity with The Godz. The premiere screening will be on January 29, 2019 at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street,  NYC), with subsequent screenings on February 9, 2019 at Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn) and in October at the 2019 Berkeley Video and Film Festival.

The Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers makes documentary films that focus on aporias of the creative life, such as those emerging from the intersection of art and commerce, democracy and demagoguery, freedom and decadence, sexiness and sexism, existentialism and inspiration, bohemianism and bourgeois propriety, etc. Sometimes our films are available on this website for free and without commercial interruption, but they are usually off-line so that they can be screened at festivals, galleries, and other arts institutions. Our first four films were simultaneously broadcast on the blog of Coilhouse Magazine.

To date, Syndicate soundtracks have been commissioned to members of: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Cramps, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Mars Volta, Beaut, Thompson Automatic, The Godz, The Hold Steady, Sonny Vincent, The Fungus Fire Tabernacle Choir, The Cult Heroes, and The Nixon-Mao Handshake. Our coming contraptions reel was scored by J.G. Thirlwell aka Foetus. The Syndicate collaborates with photographers like Tina Zimmer, Margee Challa, Janelle Rominski, Dan Efram, Arin Sangurai, and Ian Couch.

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The Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers Thanks You For Your Time and Interest