Les États généraux du film documentaire 2016 Fragment of a filmmaker’s work: John Smith Dad’s Stick

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Dad’s Stick
John Smith
2012 - Royaume-Uni - Couleur - 5'

Dad’s Stick features three well-used objects that were shown to the filmmaker by his father shortly before he died. Two of these were so steeped in history that their original forms and functions were almost completely obscured. The third object seemed to be instantly recognizable, but it turned out to be something else entirely. Focusing on these ambiguous artifacts and events relating to their history, Dad’s Stick creates a dialogue between abstraction and literal meaning.


Photography : Patrick Duval
Sound : John Smith
Editing : John Smith
Production : John Smith Films