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Praise Transcript - in french & english

24 minutes Black and white silent 16mm 2005

A prologue excerpt from the poem "Try to praise the mutilated world" sets the mood for this film of framed contrasts: black and white, negative and positive, light and dark. Recurring images of trees root the film, unifying its segments, and suggest further twinning: (knowledge of) good and evil, ephemeral and eternal—praise and mutilation.

“…a buoyant poem in black and white.” (Cinematheque Ontario program notes)

Praise credits
Producer/Director/Writer: Barbara Sternberg
Length: 24 minutes
Year of Production: 2005
Music: silent
Country of Production: Canada
Exhibition format: 16mm
Preview format: vhs

Available from: Canadian Filmmakers' Distribution Centre
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Program Notes:

Cinematheque Ontario program notes, Feb. 15, 2006 Praise! Recent Work by Barbara Sternberg written by Chris Gehman




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