The footage comes from the 1943 docudrama The Silent Village (Humphrey Jennings). Welsh coal miners reenact the Nazi invasion and annihilation of a Czech mining village. Labour, power, industrialisation and historical relevance are the larger themes behind this simple but efficient treatment of forgotten material.

Filmmaker
Deborah Stratman
Premiere
International premiere
Country
USA
Year
2011
Medium
DV cam NTSC
Length
5’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Deborah Stratman
Production Company
Pythagoras Film
Sales
Pythagoras Film
Editor
Deborah Stratman
Sound Design
Deborah Stratman
Website
http://www.pythagorasfilm.com/villagesilenced.html