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Sea Pictures

Chris Welsby
36mins Colour Sound 16mm

Sea Pictures

Hope generated by the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian landscape. Despair that this beauty is so very fragile and vulnerable on a planet dominated by indifference, greed, and violence.

In the film a small child is building a sandcastle on a deserted beach. In the background the glass and steel towers of a city dominate the horizon. A succession of landscape and cityscape images weave dream-like patterns on the screen. The reverie is broken by the staccato bombardment of TV images. The child builds on, absorbed by the process of creativity. The dream-like images return, light and water combine in tiny waves ... the tide advances, alternately obscuring and revealing a childhood tide pool.

Made with assistance from the Arts Council of England and the National Film Board of Canada.
Sound Realization, recording, mix, by Robert MacNevin.

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