A lonely figure rides his handcar through the desert.  He hauls his precious jug of water.  Ominous memories of oil pumping continually haunt him.  Shot with a hand-cranked camera, “Pumping” collapses time, as it contemplates big industry and our relationships with finite resources.

6’22”.  2011. Surround Sound or stereo.  16mm film transferred to HD video.  16:9.  1080P/23.976.


Official Selection: Atlanta Film Festival (2012) & Louisville’s International Festival of Film (2011)

There is also an installation version of Pumping.  Find out about it here:  http://joeltauber.com/pumping