Short vision

United Kingdom, 1956

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An experimental film: using a simple animation technique “A SHORT VISION” creates an imaginative and disturbing picture of atomic warfare. A “thing” suddenly appears in the sky, flying over countryside and cities and destroying all living things. All that finally remains is a single flame with a moth fluttering around it; and, after a moment, the flame devours the moth. Music by Matyas Seiber.

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Credits

production company

BFI

co-director

Joan Foldes

Peter Foldes

Duration

00:05:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1956

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009775

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Avant-garde (Aesthetics)

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Atomic bomb

Crafts & Visual Arts → Avant-garde (Aesthetics)

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - Great Britain

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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