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The wave

A poetry film inspired by the poem 'The wave', written and recorded by Lucia Sellars.

  • Lucia Sellars
  • Janet Lees
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 3, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Janet Lees

Janet Lees is an artist, poet and poetry filmmaker. Her film-based works have been selected for many festivals and screenings, including the Zebra Poetry Film Festival, the International Videopoetry Festival and the Aesthetica Art Prize. As an artist she has exhibited around the world, including representing the Isle of Man at the Festival Interceltique in France, with a solo exhibition of art photography, film and poetry. Janet's 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

My work is concerned with mythologizing experience; I use the camera as a storytelling machine rather than a documenting device. I think film and photography, alongside poetry, are among the most important and authentic means of creative expression in our times.