Détente

Détente

Détente

Documentary Short
East Coast Premiere

Runtime: 15 Minutes
Directed by: Kieran Dick
Country: USA

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PLAYING WEDNESDAY, MAY 21 2014, 6:30 PM | TICKET INFO

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 Synopsis

Détente is comparative account of World War II based on two sets of letters. A relaxation of tensions on a national scale is pursued through similar experiences found within the personal written documents of a German soldier and an American officer. Their private expressions concerning the separation of families during warfare are combined with the historical propaganda films from their own nations to create a possibility for compassion and understanding between any two sides at war. The narrative excerpts from these two military men and the visuals become abstractions of sight and sound through editing and animation. These abstractions seek to represent any one in any conflict. At its most basic, or perhaps most naive level of peaceful intent, Détente suggests, “If you get to know someone, you probably won’t want to kill them.” Hopefully.

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Kieran DickAbout the Filmmaker

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Kieran Dick, Director

As a writer, editor, director, dividing his time between New York and Toronto, Kieran sometimes forgets to eat and sleep. Some of his films have been seen in festivals around the world, while some have never been shown to anyone. His very personal films live somewhere between fact and fiction with attempts at originality through structure, abstraction and storytelling. He sometimes gets confused writing about myself in the third person. Divider

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