Dans un océan d'images. J'ai vu le tumulte du monde.
by Helen Doyle, CAN 2013, 90'
RESEARCH: Helen Doyle   MUSIC: Nigel Osborne
PHOTOGRAPHY: Nathalie Moliavko-Visotzky   PRODUCER: Nathalie Barton and Ian Quenneville
SOUND: Olivier Léger   PRODUCTION: nformAction Films with the financial support of Gouvernement du Québec, Canada Media Fund, Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds under the Theatrical Documentary Program, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, SODEC - Société de développement des entreprises culturelles, Québec and the collaborazione of Radio Canada , ARTV, Filmoption International
EDITING: Dominique Sicotte   DISTRIBUTION: Filmoption International
    LANGUAGE: English, French, Italian; with English and Italian subtitles

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2013

Digital technology and the Internet have had a profound effect on image-modes, and on the ways  and the speed with which pictures are captured and distributed, and, as a reflection of this, on the way they’re received. Starting with these considerations, Helen Doyle followed and interviewed ten internationally famous contemporary artists and photographers (Alfredo Jaar, Letizia Battaglia, Nadia Benchallal, Philip Blenkinsop, Bertrand Carrière, Stanley Greene, Geert van Kesteren, Sera Phousera Ing, Lana Šlezić and Paolo Ventura), reflecting along with them on the significance and power of images.
For these authors, committed in their work to call our attention to wars, and all the other suffering and miseries of the world, art and photography are accusatory instruments, also capable of sensitizing people towards dramatic frequently shocking human realities. With music by noted English composer Nigel Osborne, the documentary underlines the importance of experience and authorial  pratice, reminding us that images are material to be treated  responsably and carefully.
Helen Doyle
An independent director-screenwriter, Helen Doyle was among the founders of the group Vidéo Femmes in 1973; and later of the production company Tatouages de la mémoire. In 2011 she won a scholarship from CALQ, the Grant for the Studio du Québec in Rome, where she worked on the project Appunti sur Pasolini, poète civil ...incivil (Sur les traces de Pasolini).

Selected Filmography
2003: The Messengers; 2004: Soul Murmur; 2008: Birlyant, a Chechen Story; 2011: Sur Les Traces de Pasolini- Appunti.


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