(2002, Brian Standing, 10 minutes)
Congenial anarchists attempt to reverse the flow of the Madison,Wisconsin farmer’s market.
Every Saturday morning in the summer, residents of Madison, Wisconsin flock to Capitol Square to buy vegetables, fruits, eggs and meat trucked in by local farmers. A newcomer to the Dane County Farmer’s Market may observe a peculiar custom: everyone walks around the square in the same, counter-clockwise, direction. The origins of this ritual have long ago been lost, and the natives now practice this behavior instinctively, without question.
One day, a group of radicals rose up, and demanded, “Why don’t we try walking the other direction for a change?” This is the story of their revolt — and the all too predictable results.
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