“YOU MANIACS! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!” wails Charlton Heston's character George Taylor in that powerful and unforgettable closing shot of 1968's Planet Of The Apes.
That iconic scene has been reprised and re-imagined for a film featuring veteran Irish anti-war activist and writer Margaretta D’Arcy, and which has been made for the 2016 TULCA Festival of Visual Art.
The film imagines Margaretta travelling into the future, in the aftermath of the recent US presidential election, to see how it has affected the future. When she disembarks from her spaceship, she finds herself in a post-apocalyptic nightmare - the giant half-buried remains of the Statue of Liberty lies in the sand, but the people seem oblivious as they walk dogs and play with their children on the beach.
The film was created by Loitering Theatre - Dublin and London based artists Caroline Campbell and Nina McGowan, here in collaboration with John Buckley and composer Philip Stewart ).