Experiencing Interruptions?

The real thing

A short film based on text sourced and repurposed from the lyrics of 'I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke', itself a repurposing of The New Seekers' original song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing'.
Sound courtesy of BBC Sound Effects Archive

  • Janet Lees
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    2 minutes 22 seconds
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    January 31, 2021
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    Isle of Man
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Director Biography - Janet Lees

Janet Lees is a lens-based artist and poet. Her films have been selected for many festivals and screenings, including the Aesthetica Art Prize, the International Vidoepoetry Festival, and the Zebra Poetry Film Festival. Her art photography has been exhibited around the world and her poetry is widely published and anthologised. She has had two books published: 'House of water', a collection of her poems and art photographs, and 'A bag of sky', the winning collection in the Frosted Fire Firsts prize hosted by the UK's Cheltenham Poetry Festival.

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Director Statement

In various ways I’m chronicling what it feels like to be human at a time when human activity is having a devastating effect on life on earth. I use the camera as a storytelling machine rather than a documenting device. I think film, photography and poetry are among the most important means of creative expression in our times.