26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Janusz Polom
original title: Alfabet
running time: 2 min.
synopsisThe individual letters of the Polish alphabet, carefully pronounced in their phonemic form, gradually parade across a white background. They alternate with the black screen of the oscillograph, which is intersected by a trembling line and whose oscillations represent the phonetic realisation of every letter.
biographyJanusz Połom (1950) is a filmmaker, educator, and photographer. During his studies in Lodz in the 1970s, he was a member of the Workshop of the Film Form (Warsztat Formy Filmowej), where the video ABC was created. He emigrated in the 1980s, working at universities in Mexico and Canada. Since his return to Poland, he’s been lecturing at the University of Olsztyn.
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