Celebrating beauty of Cultural and Environmental Diversity of our Planet, Universe and Life Forms inhabiting them, TOTALITY, a short film by JoAnn Gillerman, is an experimental textured and layered filmic journey, a montage taking us on location around the world to be in the shadow of Total Solar Eclipses in varied cultures and environments. Immersively experienced and recorded on-location during Total Solar Eclipses in Hawai’i/USA/1991, Bolivia/1994, India/1995, Venezuela/1998, Türkiye/1999, Libya/2006, Siberia/2008 and USA/2017, TOTALITY gives a creatively inspired glimpse into these universal humbling, powerful and awe-inspiring natural events that are that are surreal and very real at the same time. Reflected in myths and folklore, it is no wonder that this universal phenomenal is frightening and unsettling for peoples throughout cultures, history, and time, trying to give reason for the sudden disappearance of the Sun. . (TOTALITY is available in Standard HD video and Immersive/360/Virtual Reality.)

  • JoAnn Gillerman
  • JoAnn Gillerman
  • Sun Moon Earth
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  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2023
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    Bolivia, Plurinational State of, China, India, Libya, Russian Federation, Turkey, United States, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Director - JoAnn Gillerman