Digitised copy of a 1989 experimental 16mm movie film. These experiments in night light were inspired by a Native American creation story using a kind of magical realism. Written excerpts from an ancient Mayan text have been juxtaposed with the spoken reminiscences of an old man's life and death encounter in the the wilds of America. In a strange twist of mise-en-scene the camera assistant appears between choreographed takes whilst "bathing the eye with light to create stronger dreams".
Film by Bernadette Smith
Flute player and camera assistant: Pete Teller
Mestizo storyteller: Johnny "the Castillean"