A Silent War - Lull

A Silent War - Lull

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Details

Location

Belfast, Belfast City Centre, Royal Avenue, University of Atypical

Year

2021

Date

Length

03min 55sec

Audio

silent

Format

Digital

colour

Source

Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive

Courtesy

Hands That Sign, Jane O'Brien, 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

Lull by Ross Thompson

Before, 
time was precious, never enough to savour the sweetness
of days without landmines or barricades,

the all too fleeting
glimpses of God rays and beads of glass winking on beams of grass,
the unwitting squandering ofthe gift

of breathing,
the not yet knowing of grieving for what once was
and what can no longer be, the distance

between sleep
and dream never too deep, the price of a life so cheap
we could not realise its worth but now,

here,
with perfect hindsight and the clearest ofglass, we see each day,
less blurry now, as it slowly edges past

 

Credits

Lull by Ross Thompson

ISL translation and performance by Jane O'Brien

Filmed in University of Atypical by Stuart Calvin

Produced by Sinéad Bhreathnach Cashell for Northern Ireland Screen 

A Silent War Creative Producers: Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell & Ann Donnelly

Funded by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen

 

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