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Geoffrey Weary

A digital film by Geoffrey Weary

CAPTIVE explores the themes of repression, confinement and escape. These themes are expressed through the incorporation of grainy VHS footage shot in Berlin at the time of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, hand-held camera sequences shot in a maze-like forest and slices of footage composited out of archival Cold War films. As the real historical Wall crumbles under the blows of street hawkers and souvenir hunters, ghostly specters from the past appear then dissolve back into the scratchy surface of a long forgotten newsreel.

Digital Video, Stereo Sound, Colour and Black & White
1:33:1 Aspect Ratio
11 minutes 2006

Music and Sound Design
Michael Bates & Mark Gardiner

Digital Effects and Edit
Tatiana Pentes & Geoffrey weary

Photography and Cinematography
Geoffrey Weary

Producer,Writer, Director
Geoffrey Weary

A Strange Cities Production
Geoffrey Weary Copyright 2006

Produced in association with the Australian Film Commission
and Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Official Selection: HARRIES National Digital Art Award 2006

Captive (2006) by Geoffrey Weary, – via Vimeo