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Dir. Phillip Warnell, Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air, 2014. DCP, 71 min

Ming of Harlem

28 May 2016

Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air is an only-in-New-York account of Ming, Al, and Antoine Yates, who cohabited in a high-rise social housing apartment at Drew-Hamilton complex in Harlem for several years until 2003, when news of their dwelling caused a public outcry and collective outpouring of disbelief. On the discovery that Ming was a 500-pound pound Tiger and Al a seven-foot alligator, their story took on an astonishing dimension. The film frames Yates’s recollections with a poetic study of Ming and Al, the predators’ presence combined with a text by philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, re-imagining the circumstances of the wild inside, animal names, strange territories, and human-animal relations.

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