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    Roque’s Friday Films (08/28): The Preservation of Self

    As fate would have it, my birthday falls on a Friday this year! I have a very special film release to celebrate the occasion! “The Preservation of Self” was filmed in 2019 as a final project for one of my upper level production classes. What you are seeing today is a revised and updated version that features new footage that I did not include for that class final.

    This film represents my thoughts and feelings about colonialism. It portrays a struggle between an indigenous spirit and a colonial settler. I am extremely proud of how this turned out. It features collaborations with percussionist Joe Allen and producer Rob Tonini for the all of the music that you hear.

    Thank you for watching!

    —Roqué