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Beta SP, 23 minutes, 2003

Jakarta: Smiling faces and friendly waves belie the fact of walls in this huge (15 million) city of contrasts.

Three video 'portraits' of three cities. In each tape one architectural feature and one segment of the population are featured: New York's wooden water towers and old ladies; Rome's Vatican statues and nuns; Jakarta's walls and young men. Each tape and the movement of each city is set next to a piece of music; "New York Counter point" by Steve Reich, "Skyling" and "in Paradisum, part 4" by Michael J. Baker (Rome), and "Music for Mallet Instruments" by Steve Reich (Jakarta). The three tapes are independent of each other and can be seen separately.

Jakarta credits
Producer/Director/Writer: Barbara Sternberg
Length: 23 minutes
Year of Production: 2003
Music: Steve Reich
Country of Production: Canada
Exhibition format: vhs, beta sp, mini dv
Preview format: vhs

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