One Man Dies a Million Times
USA. 2019. 92 min
Caught in the grip of a war-torn Russian winter, the city is starving to death. Despite their hunger, Alyssa and Maksim heroically work to preserve the treasures of the world’s most important seed bank – treasures that hold the key to the future of their country’s food supply – even though its sustenance could mean their survival. Part documentary, part fiction, One Man Dies a Million Times isn’t just about romance or war or food security, it’s about fighting for what you believe in, fighting for the ones you love, and fighting for your own survival.
Jessica Oreck makes projects across mediums in an effort to re-inspire a sense of wonder about the world of the every-day.
She’s made several feature films, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (2009), Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys (2013), and The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (2014)), that have been shown around the world. Her latest feature, a non-fiction/fiction hybrid, One Man Dies a Million Times premiered at SXSW 2019.
Jessica also works in paper-based animation, creating educational content for TED and other online networks (Mysteries of Vernacular (2011), In a Moment of Vision (2017), Memoirs of Vegetation (2020) and The State Name Project (2020)).
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