A Silent War - Sakura

A Silent War - Sakura

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Details

Location

Belfast, University of Atypical

Year

2021

Date

Length

01min 34sec

Audio

silent

Format

Digital

colour

Source

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

 Sakura by Ross Thompson, written during 2020 Lockdown. 

A cherry blossom at the bottom of your street
has wept, casting petals, said to be edible,


onto rain-soaked tarmac, flavouring newly fresh
air with vanilla tobacco of sweet meadow.


Confetti the colour of pink coral now lies
beneath your feet: a sign that you are still alive.

Credits

Sakura 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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