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The Great Wall

Tadhg O'Sullivan

Description

This bold documentary, an adaptation of a Kafka story, looks at the enclosure of Europe by a complex system of walls and fences. Mysterious and visually dazzling, the film journeys across a range of European landscapes, and encounters those whose lives are defined by these walls – detainees within European migrant camps. The film was shot in 11 countries over a year, and journeys from a Spanish enclave in North Africa where the border with Europe is marked by a three-metre barbed fence, to London and Brussels, seats of power and exclusion.’ (Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn, sourced from http://www.ifi.ie/film/the-great-wall)

Details
Title

The Great Wall

Year

2015

Creator

Tadhg O'Sullivan

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Feature

Genre

Documentary, Adaptation, Activist

Subject

Enclosure, Power, Migration

Language

German; English subtitles

Duration

01:14:00

Original format

Digital (HD)

Aspect ratio

2.35:1

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Tadhg O'Sullivan

Artist website

http://tadhgosullivan.com/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/122637009 (trailer)