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Moments of Silence
BY
Bigert & Bergström:
Lars Bergström & Mats Bigert

A filmic meditation on collective memory, Moments of Silence highlights the universality of human triumph, regardless of individual identity, over the horrors of disaster, terror and war. Long version At certain times, dates and places, pedestrians halt, traffic stops and silence ensues. For just a moment, generally counted in minutes, the world is a frozen arrow pointing at the thought of something important, so important that it should never be forgotten. As a meditative memento on the importance of a collective memory, we have compiled a series of these moments into a film. Together these sampled minutes of silence reflect one of few activities that bring people together regardless of religion, race or cultural background. The archival material outlines a mute history of tragedy and grief, often staged against a backdrop of natural disasters and violent conflict. But the footage is also a reminder of the stoic nature of humans, never accepting the horrors of terror attacks, war or rogue killers.

Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Other
Duration 00:14:00
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2014
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About the artists

Lars Bergström

Lars Bergström

Mats Bigert

Mats Bigert

Mats Bigert born 1965 in Stockholm.

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