14 Homicides

14 Homicides

14 vražd

Editing: Jona Gerlach
Producer, Co-producer: Talena Sanders
Color: Colour
Language: English
The state of Utah has very broad definitions of when a police officer can use a weapon on duty. Last year, 14 controversial deaths were caused by the police. This documentary, based on traditional film structure, is made up of 14 two-minute static shots of the crime scenes. The soundtrack consists of recited texts made up of interrogation reports and the responses of people close to the victims. The objective communication sharply contrasts with the tragic incidents. The fixed camera view becomes a sad reminder of a fatal incident which paradoxically most authorities consider to be justified.

An attorney for the Hunt family says they don't believe Darian attacked officers with the toy sword. He also stated that he was a harmless and innocent young man who was drawn into an incident provoked by the police.

Jona Gerlach, a writer and filmmaker, received his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Utah and recently began studying media arts at the University of Montana. Here he wants to focus primarily on the creation of experimental and documentary films. 14 Homicides is his directorial debut in which he combines some of the elements of avant-garde film with the starkness of realism.

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Jona Gerlach / 1921 S 11th St W / Missoula / United States / 59801 / jonagerlach@gmail.com
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Opus Bonum
Premiere Type: World Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles
Simultaneous interpreting: cz
29.10.2015 19:30


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