A Partial History of the Natural World, 1965

A Partial History of the Natural World, 1965

Neúplná historie světa přírody, 1965

Photography: Anonymous Anonymous
Editing: Sasha Waters Freyer
Music: Bela Bartok
Producer, Co-producer: Sasha Waters Freyer
Color: Colour and B&W
Language: No dialogue
A meditative exploration of the violent struggle for independence in southeast Asia is framed by excerpts from Sylvia Plath’s poem “Tulips”. The central theme is combined in a double exposure with scenes of butterfly metamorphosis. The entire meditation on the year 1965 is accompanied by Bartók’s Solo for Violin 3.

As the light lies on these white walls, this bed, these hands.
I am nobody; I have nothing to do with explosions.
The Tulips, Sylvia Plath

American director Sasha Waters Freyer’s primary focus is creative film collage. Her short-length films are part of her “Incomplete History” series, in which she uncovers hidden social problems of the 20th century leading to various forms of violence; in 2012 the Jihlava IDFF presented her film “An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925”. Her film Chekhov for Children, from 2010, lit up festival screens with her unique view of an original Broadway production of Uncle Vanya.

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Pieshake Pictures / Sasha Waters Freyer / Grove Avenue / 2523 / 23220 / Richmond / Virginia / USA / +013 196 216 499 / sasha.waters.freyer@gmail.com
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Short Joy
Premiere Type: East European Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: cz
29.10.2015 19:30


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