“Silent at Heart: The Film” is one of the four films produced during the project Silent at Heart.
Funded by an award from the Wellcome Trust and developed in collaboration with CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young, the Silent at Heart project's objective was to use art to raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) amongst young people and primary care professionals using an innovative approach.
Based on an interview with Dr Sanjay Sharma, Consultant Cardiologist Kings College London about these 'silent killer' heart conditions, Mauricio Vincenzi in this piece explores the poetic beauty of the visual hypnotism created by advanced imaging technology and super 8 footage, in drastic contrast with the sad reality that between 8-10 youngsters are dying needlessly every week in the country. Mauricio uses as a backdrop the activities carried out during the Silent at Heart project, where a group of young adults were being screened for SCD risk - the very solution for avoiding these deaths, as Dr Sharma puts it: "screening for every youngster would be my dream for the future".
Another of his film pieces for the Silent at Heart Project can be seen here: vimeo.com/77865180