An experimental music video to an electroacoustic music piece, created as a collaboration between two woman-identifying students. Depicts urban life without any footage of humans. Provokes reflection on the impact of modern human lifestyles on the landscape, plants and animals that we coexist with. Created with collected footage from around the city of Calgary, and interspersed with animated sequences of concrete and litter.

  • Evelina Gwendolyn Ellen Groll
  • Julia Jelinek
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital and iPhone
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Simon Fraser Univeristy
Director Biography - Evelina Gwendolyn Ellen Groll

Director - Evelina Groll (she/her)
Music Artist - Julia Jelinek (she/her)
[Evelina on left, Julia on right]

Evelina is a film student at SFU in Vancouver, this is her first experimental film. On her spare time she enjoys spinning yarn, painting, and seeing how far she can walk without getting lost.

Julia is a leo, she is the cutest leo cat. For more about Julia listen to her music https://soundcloud.com/julijeli

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Director Statement

In no shot, will you find a human. W0ar accentuates the non-human aspects of our urban world, from plants and weather, to urban wild animals, trash, and machines. I wanted the viewer to be able to see our world in a new way - a way that can only be seen on screen, with the assistance of editing to open one's eyes to a new way of seeing the world. I've been asked; is it apocalyptic? You'll have to decide that for yourself. Filmed on a 10 year old digital camera, and an iPhone 5, the often compromised quality of the footage, serves to reinforce the material aspect of the film, and remind the viewer that the film itself is an aspect of our urban world.