Eline Jongsma and Kel O'Neill
A hidden synagogue in the mountains of Indonesia. A Dutch-style village in the Sri Lankan rainforest. A white separatist enclave in the South African desert. These are just a few of the communities brought to light in Empire
. Shot in ten countries over four years by project by the Dutch-American filmmaking team Eline Jongsma & Kel O'Neill, Empire
employs a broad range of storytelling techniques to unearth the contemporary aftershocks of the world's first brush with global capitalism.