Made over five years, Shared Resources depicts my family after my father was fired from his job as a debt collector and my parents declared bankruptcy, largely due to my own debt. Following my parents’ day-to-day lives and my relationship with them, the film self-reflexively utilizes open captions and visual descriptions both to provide access to Blind and Deaf audiences and to involve my family in reflecting how they see themselves in the film. Meanwhile, as my parents and I confront our very different understandings of debt and disability, the film asks what it means to owe each other everything.
Jordan Lord is a filmmaker, writer, and artist. Their work addresses the relationships between historical and emotional debts, framing and support, access and documentary. Their films have been shown internationally at festivals and venues including MoMA Doc Fortnight, DOCNYC, QueerLisboa, Anthology Film Archives, and Camden Arts Centre. Their work was screened as part of the landmark festival on art and disability “I Wanna Be with You Everywhere” at Performance Space NY, and their solo exhibition of video work "After... After..." was presented at Piper Keys (London) in 2019. They are 2021 Flaherty Seminar EXPOSURE fellow. Lord currently teaches at Hunter College in the Integrated Media Arts program.
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