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LLAW

Running time: 9:05 Year of production: 1990 shot on 16mm

SYNOPSIS:
LLAW (wall spelt backwards) was conceived as a personal diary combining archive footage, documentary material and metaphorical images to depict five days surrounding the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989. The media portrayed it as a triumph of democracy but was it not more imporatantly a triumph of capitalism? The East offered new markets, new economies and the wall was sold off like the pet rock of history. Llaw was the first film about this important historical event to be screened at the Berlin Film Festival.

FESTIVALS
Llaw premiered at the 1990 Berlin Film festival to critical acclaim and won the Jury prize at the 1990 European Media Art festival in Osnabruck. It was shown at festivals in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. Llaw premiered in Canada on WTN in 1992.

CREDITS
Written, directed, shot and edited by Penelope Buitenhuis
Sound by Kai Schoorman
Music by Sievert Johannsen
Produced by Jurgen Bruning and Penelope Buitenhuis
Actors: Michael Beckman, Ines Berthel and Frank Mahr
Voice: Yvonne Ducksworth

Distributed by Moving Images in Vancouver
16mm print available from Penny Films Ltd.


 
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