Serpentine Cinema: Lance Wakeling: Field Visits for Chelsea Manning

Field Visits for Chelsea Manning is a first-person travelogue based on the places where Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst, was detained. The one-hour video takes place in Kuwait, Virginia, Kansas, and Maryland.

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Using the concept of mosaic theory —- an American intelligence-gathering technique, which employs the collection of disparate pieces of information in order to craft a larger picture or narrative -— the video compiles a personal and imagined geography of the areas surrounding Manning’s geo-detention sites.

Instead of directly addressing the fate of Manning after the release of classified documents to Wikileaks, the narrative visits a series of serendipitous collisions between the filmmaker and current events, such as a Civil War reenactment, a barbershop quartet dressed as prisoners, and drinking coffee in a business park for national security contractors.