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“Gift” endeavors to be a peaceful viewing experience about a turbulent issue. Director Robin McKenna takes her lead from the Lewis Hyde book, “The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World,” attempting to translate the author’s ideas from the 1980s to today’s world of increasing acts of greed and territoriality. The picture takes a look at the concept of the “gift economy,” where individuals work to provide something of value to the world without expectation of payment, working to better the community through a shared experience. “Gift” follows a handful of people around the globe as they attempt to participate in various forms of art and communication, with McKenna exploring their physical labor and psychological state as they create something out of nothing, with hopes to transform lives in different ways with their separate visions of generosity and personal expression. Read the rest at


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