25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Sarah Wood
original title: Murmuration ×10
country: United Kingdom
running time: 22 min.
synopsisThis compilation of archived footage of bird observations and the tracking of migration routes is supplemented not only with murmurations of birds, but also with a modern-day commentary that reevaluates the concept of freedom of movement. The film compares bird banding with passport checks and identifies problematic issues associated with free movement.
biographyIn her found-footage works Sarah Wood (1967) explores documentary materials, the relationship of history and memory, and the importance of archival institutions. Murmuration x 10 is her third film to be screened at the Jihlava IDFF.
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