Nine of Swords is based on a 10 card reading I did on the current state of affairs (primarily in America) using the Shadowland Tarot deck, which is a deeply emotional and thoughtful deck. The reading showed a world damaged by greed and headed into the arms of a nightmare. I created this film as a rumination on that and also as an exercise for myself to consider the ways in which I think tarot cards relate to the philosophical debate on free will vs. determinism.

Shadowland Tarot deck by Monica Bodirsky
Published by Red Feather Body Mind and Spirit
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