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Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air

Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air

Jan. 01, 2014UK, USA, Belgium71 Min.N/A
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Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air is an only-in-New-York account of Ming, Al, and Antoine Yates, who cohabited in a high-rise social housing apartment at Drew-Hamilton complex in Harlem for several years until 2003, when news of their dwelling caused a public outcry and collective outpouring of disbelief. On the discovery that Ming was a 500-pound pound Tiger and Al a seven-foot alligator, their story took on an astonishing dimension. The film frames Yates’s recollections with a poetic study of Ming and Al, the predators’ presence combined with a text by philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, reimagining the circumstances of the wild inside, animal names, strange territories, and human-animal relations.

Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air
Original title Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air
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