Death is Silent

In videogames, death is silent. Representations of violent conflict in video games help to create a specific narrative in favour of war. Through the examination of a series of videogames and interviews with members of the military, this film attempts to explore the fictions created by videogames and their relation with modern warfare in the form of a desktop documentary. This film was produced as part of a master's thesis on Political Science that used audiovisual methods as a research method to explore central questions of political science such as hegemony, power and persuasion.

  • Jon W. Baldwin Quintanilla
  • Sergio González Cuervo
    Sound post-production
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2020
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  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands, Spain
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Leiden University
  • PRISMA Awards
Director Biography - Jon W. Baldwin Quintanilla

Jon Baldwin Quintanilla is a young director and political scientist born in Spain. Before directing “Death is Silent” as part of his master thesis Jon has participated in multiple audiovisual documentary projects. For eight months in 2018-2019 Jon moved to western Romania where he worked as an audiovisual researcher in a project funded by the European Commission.

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