A Silent War - Blitzkrieg

A Silent War - Blitzkrieg

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Location

Belfast, University of Atypical

Year

2021

Date

Length

04min 11sec

Audio

silent

Format

Digital

colour

Source

Courtesy

Hands That Sign, Paula Clarke, Ross Thompson

Rights Holder

Northern Ireland Screen, Ross Thompson

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

 Blitzkrieg by Ross Thompson, written during 2020 Lockdown.

When the enemy finally came, it invaded
      insidiously: 
a burglar stealthily checking front doors of the weak
      and elderly 
and those homes whose posts and lintels were not daubed
      with disinfectant. 


As a first defence, some friends joked pithily 
      about the scarcity 
of hand wash and yeast, as if wry comedy
      could defeat 
the beast creeping unseen along streets, avenues
      and cul-de-sacs, 


seething like mustard gas, phosgene, tawny wormwood
      or novichok 
through each and every borough, barrio or block
      before we could turn 
back the clock or scorch the earth to halt the advancing
      invisible horde.

Credits

Blitzkrieg by Ross Thompson
BSL translation and performance by Paula Clarke
Filmed in University of Atypical by Stuart Calvin
A Silent War Creative Producers: Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell & Ann Donnelly
Funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen

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