Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air

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 condo at Drew-Hamilton advanced in Harlem for a number of years till 2003, when information of their dwelling precipitated 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 movie frames Yates’s recollections with a poetic research of Ming and Al, the predators’ presence mixed with a textual content by thinker Jean-Luc Nancy, reimagining the circumstances of the wild inside, animal names, unusual territories, and human-animal relations.

Genre: Documentary


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Duration: 71 min


IMDb: 5.1