1. VIDEOLETTER TO HARVEY MILK

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    from Helen Nias / Added

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    Commissioned for FESTIVAL DELLE LETTERE, Milan, Italy, October 2013. Three filmmakers were given a letter written to Harvey Milk and asked to interpret it using video. This short film aims to bring together an interest in language and words, with the feelings of positivity felt when Benjamin Shaffer's letter to Harvey Milk is read. Shaffer writes that if everyone lived their life with with as much integrity and positivity as Milk did, the world would be a much better place. It is these values that Milk displayed: openness, love, and a hope for freedom and fairness, whatever a person's background, that the videoletter hopes to evoke, whilst combined with a brief study of letters as physical or digital objects. Participants were asked to submit photos and video clips of things that represent what makes life good to them. These images appear in the place of the words from the letter as the narrator reads, as photograms created from super 8 footage slowly reveals its imagery on the right hand side of the screen. HELEN NIAS: www.helennias.co.uk FESTIVAL DELLE LETTERE: www.festivaldellelettere.it HARVEY MILK FOUNDATION: http://milkfoundation.org

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    • 'BAROQUE' (2011)

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      from RUTH PAXTON / Added

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      A contemporary interpretation of the art of Baroque, inspired by the Italian painters of the period. Commissioned by Milan's Festival Delle Lettere and based on a letter about beauty, by Italian actor Vittorio Gassman. Starring | THAILAI KNIGHT, KIM CHAPMAN, ELISA LASOWSKI, WINTER ILHAN & LEON OCKENDEN Cinematography | DAVID LIDDELL Choreography | CAROLINE BRIDGES Production Manager / 1ST AD | SIRI RODNES Styling | EMMA MACFARLANE Hair | ANE JONSRUD HAUGLI Make Up | CELINE REGNARD Assistants | SARAH WHARTON, LOUIS PAXTON & ADEM ILHAN

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