Les États généraux du film documentaire 2010 Fragment of a filmmaker's work: Chris Welsby Sky Light

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Sky Light ( Sky Light )
Chris Welsby
1988 - Grande-Bretagne - Couleur - 26'

An idyllic river flows through a forest, flashes of light and colour threaten to erase the image, bursts of short wave radio and static invade the tranquillity of the natural sound. The camera searches amongst the craggy rocks and ruined buildings of a bleak and windswept snowscape, a Geiger counter chatters ominously in the background. The sky is overcast at first but gradually clears to reveal a sky of unnatural cobalt blue… This film is made in three sections, each leading towards the final abstraction, and each resembling a search for meaning and order amidst a plethora of electronic, chemical and mechanistic information.


Photography : Chris Welsby
Sound : Jolyon Forward
Editing : Chris Welsby
Production : Chris Welsby, Arts Council of Great Britain
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