films4peace 2013

Rob Carter describes his film:

"My visit to the Ebensee Nazi concentration camp in Austria in 2010 was not only highly disquieting but also left a lasting emotional imprint on my mind. Instantly moved by the place, I felt troubled for taking the few photographs I did. So instead, I turned my camera on the breathtaking landscape of the area, especially Lake Traunsee.

Ultimately it is impossible to comprehend the horror and atrocities that occurred at Ebensee between 1943 and 1945. I was mesmerized by the haunting beauty of the area, the peace and stillness. In shocking contrast, deep within the rock, the remnants of armament bunkers and tunnels remain and their silence barely contains the remembrance of the terrible noise.

Using time-lapse photography shot during my visit and stop-motion animation shot this year, the video is an attempt to describe the layered history that lies within the town and landscape of Ebensee. Separated from the disturbing images we have of the camp's liberation, this video uses the images of the contemporary visitor to re-animate the place and describe how the land has recovered its tranquility but not its innocence."

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films4peace 2013

films4peace

films4peace is a short film commission by PUMA bringing millions of people from around the world together at screenings and online in celebration of World Peace Day, September 21st.

6 contemporary artists have been commissioned by Mark Coetzee to visually…


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films4peace is a short film commission by PUMA bringing millions of people from around the world together at screenings and online in celebration of World Peace Day, September 21st.

6 contemporary artists have been commissioned by Mark Coetzee to visually interpret “peace” with new short, dialogue free works, making the films accessible to as many people as possible.

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