Village, silenced, 2011, 7 min

Deborah Stratman, Chicago, IL

Films in Competition, Short Film

A reworking of Humphrey Jennings’ 36-minute 1943 docudrama The Silent Village, wherein coal miners from the Welsh village of Cwmgiedd collectively reenact the Nazi invasion and annihilation of the resisting Czech village of Lidice, a mining town itself. Principal focus in this re-mix is upon the way sound is used as a mode of social control, and the larger historical implications of repetition. An homage to Jennings’ lucid address of labor, power, commemoration and industrialization.—Deborah Stratman


Directed by Deborah Stratman (Chicago, IL)


Wednesday, March 28 7:15pm

Films in Competition 1

New films by David Sherman, Deborah Stratman, Neil Beloufa and Marcy Saude that veer between fiction and non-fiction; with Craig Baldwin’s 1986 epic RocketKitKongoKit.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)