Slow Cinema. Contemplative Buddhist Cinema. A marsh in a high mountain valley in British Columbia.The impermanence of existence. Disease, aging, death. The location is home to a Thai Theravada Forest Monastery.Sound: Chanting in Pali and in Sinhala.

  • Oliver Hockenhull
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 2, 2023
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Director Biography - Oliver Hockenhull

Oliver Hockenhull is a filmmaker, media and digital artist. He is also a writer, communication theorist, and teacher.

His films and digital installations have shown at such festivals and venues as — MOMA – NYC, The International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, Hot Docs!, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., The Sao Paulo International Film Festival, The Melbourne International Film Festival, Montréal Nouveau Cinema Festival, The Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival, Images Toronto, The Contemporary Cultural Centre of Barcelona, The Vancouver International Film Festival and many others.

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Director Statement

No chase scenes, no murders, no politics, no romance...a meditation on mortality and the ordinary extraordinary of a marsh in the high lands of British Columbia.