The first phase of the moon, the new moon, appears as a lunar eclipse as the sun shines from the opposite side. Although human eye can’t detect this from Earth, the moon shines brightly on the other side.
Although the New Moon -trailer reaches towards the future, the beginning of the trailer is very tied to our times. Statues fall as they’re pulled down from their pedestals and thrown in the water. The contrast between the almost violent imagery of the prologue and the rest of the trailer gives the timely subject matter a new angle. The trailer moves from rocks by the sea to an observatory, from a runway to underwater. With the help of astrology and afrofuturism, the character – and the viewer – travels towards the future.
“I hope we can examine the current, explosive climate from a higher perspective. Although this often seems apocalyptic, change gives way for something new.”
– Ima Iduozee