Village, silenced

Direction
Year
2012
Country
  • United States
Runtime
7min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

A re-working of Humphrey Jennings' seminal 36-minute 1943 docudrama "The Silent Village," wherein Welsh coal miners from the village of Cwmgiedd collectively re-enact the Nazi invasion and annihilation of the resisting Czech mining village of Lidice. Focus in this iteration is on sound as a mode of social control and the larger historical implications of repetition. An homage to Jennings’ lucid address of labor solidarity, power and commemoration.

Details

  • Original Title
    Village, silenced
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    H.E. Fowle
  • Editing
    Deborah Stratman
  • Runtime
    7 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • United States
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Views From the Avant Garde, NY Film Festival – 2011
    • Ann Arbor Film Festival, MI – 2012

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