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Break All Chains That Cause Harm

Prayers for peace. This film is an artifact. This video was filmed in November, 2015 and put together on January 7, 2016. (c)Copyright Is To Elizabeth A Kennedy. The second segment of the song while sitting by the water's edge is from the Bible. The initial segment is random thoughts expressed. The drawing overlay photo is of a broken chain link that has a long story to it so that by now it represents the struggle for human rights and how Jesus saves people from harm. The film was reworked in 2021, to make it more broad and again in 2023 to add new pictures of broken chain links. The title is changed to "Let It Be" since there are descriptions of gold chains near the heart in the Bible, so not all chains are ugly or intended to restrain to inflict suffering. The chain links in the film were initially broken by the director so she could be free. Then they were used by gangs as projectiles at her but she managed to avoid being too harmed and took photos of the broken links. The director is at the same time very fond of many forms of costume jewels including small fine chains. The film as a whole is about how Jesus saves lives. The director is a Kamloops survivor and does not think the adults running the residential school where she and many other children had suffered represent the Creator. The director thinks the Creator loved the children there, not the evil men dressed as priests. It was a long time ago, yet somehow the chain links reappear to be broken.

Alternate titles are: "Break All Chains That Cause Harm" "Break", and "water".

  • Liz Kennedy
    King, King film Series, Environmental Jazz, Air...
  • Elizabeth A Kennedy
    King, King film Series, Environmental Jazz, Air...
  • Elizabeth A Kennedy
    Key Cast
    "vocalist, reader"
    The King Film Series, Oiseau, KING, Air, Etc.
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Faith, Music, human rights
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Lenovo with camera
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Edx
  • Atlantic Bridge Film Festival
    June 1, 2023
    Official Selection, Best international short film
  • Travancore International Film Award
    August 2, 2023
    Official Selection and Award Winner
  • Liftoff Filmmaker Sessions
    United Kingdom
    August 21, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Spring Festival Of Kerala
    Trivandrum, Kerala
    September 2, 2023
    Official Selection and Finalist for Best Short Film
  • Dona Paula International Film Awards
    April 10, 2024
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Elizabeth A Kennedy
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Liz Kennedy

Black Belt, Aikido, JEET KUNE DO; MA, faith focused;
Writer, Multi Media Visual Artist,
Past Emergency Rescue Environmental Security, Oil well firefighting in Mexico, Kuwait 1991,
past media arts teacher, Conestoga College;
Certificate Human Respiration Medicine, Louvain Catholic University; Certificate Artistic Research In Music, UCLeuven, Certificate Vaccines Medicine UCLeuven, Certificates Epidemics Medicine HKU Li Ka Shing: Certificate Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens, HKU; Certificate Human Anatomy HKU; Certificate Professional Ed Spiritual Competency Training in Mental Health USMx - SC100; Certificate, Cardiac CT, HKU; Certificate Creating a Digital Cultural Heritage community, KU; Leuven; Certificate HPH-606x: Principles of Health Law and Regulatory Issues, Doane University; Certificate, MCB80.1x: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron, Harvard University; Certificate, 21M.030.1x: World Music: Balinese Rhythms, MIT: Certificate, Visualizing Postwar Tokyo, Part 2, University Of Tokyo:
Finalist 2016 Industry Boost Competition, New York;
Official Selection 2016, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival;
Official Selection 2016, Bucharest ShortCuts CineFest;
Finalist, Miami Epic, 2017,
Finalist, Industry Boost Competition, 2017
Official Selection, African Smart Phone Film Festival 2017
Selection, Cefalù Film Festival, 2018 (Oiseau/Bird)
Semi Finalist, STIFF, Italy, 2018
Official Selection Oregon Cinema Arts Festival, 2018
Official Selection BAM! Film Festival, Clute, Texas 2019
Official Selection, Music Shorts Film Festival,
Official Selection, First Nations Film and Video Festival, 2019
Official Selection, Great Lakes International Film Festival, 2019
Official Selection, and Award Of Recognition, Asia Film Awards, 2019
Official Selection, and Award For Best Content, Picasso Einstein Buddha Film Festival, 2019
Official Selection, Care Awards Film Festival, 2019
Official Selection, Cinema Lab 2020
Official Selection, Košice International Monthly Film Festival , 2020
Finalist, Lisbon Film Rendezvous Festival, 2020
Semi-finalist, Dumbo Film Festival, United States, 2020
Award Winner for JOURNEY, Flixze Film Festival, USA, 2020
Finalist for AUG 8, and for DO NOT SHOOT, KIMFF, 2020
Official Selection for photography project entitled "LIFE", Short Cuts, Inđija, Vojvodina, 2020
Semi-Finalist for Journey, 52 Weeks Film Festival, USA, 2020
Official Selection for Journey, JIFF, India, 2020
Official Selection for Journey for Best Director Award, music film category, August 2020

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Prayers for peace!