"This is such an intense time in life. There’s so much pressure from adults to get into the “right” school, while trying to take responsibility for life and decisions. It seems like everything and everyone makes it more challenging, even your parents. I want to capture this intense experience, and bring out the love and absurdity at the heart of it.”

Mine Then Yours is the debut film of 17-year-old Ann Arbor native Claire de Vries.  The film follows a high school senior, Beth, and her mother on a road trip as they visit a college campus, and as a misunderstanding undoes the mother’s best laid plans. The film explores the changing relationship and related tension, as Beth fights to assert herself and her mother struggles with letting go.

In Production

Enbridge Energy's Live Five oil pipeline was designed to last 50 years. It was built in 1953. Each day, this aging and damaged pipeline carries 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas across the Straits of Mackinac. This waterway is known for its powerful and unpredictable currents. An oil spill there could destroy more than 700 miles of coastline. The Great Lakes contain 20% of the world's freshwater. And these waters are at risk. LINE 5: PART ONE explores the grave dangers of keeping this pipeline running. Scientists, experts, and Michigan residents give passionate accounts of the terrors of oil contamination in the water.  

Catalytic Art & Media 2019

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