Debris

Debris


                                    Debris
| 14 min
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This short film is a portrait of Tofino, BC intertidal artist Pete Clarkson as he crafts his most ambitious and personal project to date: a memorial to the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. He, like so many of us around the world, was deeply affected by the disaster. Years later, as splintered and mangled timber and other objects started to wash ashore, the disaster hit home again for Clarkson, and the inspiration for his memorial was born. In Clarkson’s caring hands, the remnants from the Tohoku region take on a life of their own as he shapes them into a unique public sculpture. The result is an evocative memorial that is a site of remembrance and contemplation, and an emotional bridge connecting an artist, his community and a people an ocean away.

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Credits
  • writer
    John Bolton
  • director
    John Bolton
  • producer
    Shirley Vercruysse
  • editor
    Jenn Strom
  • director of photography
    Andrew Coppin
  • composer
    Scott Morgan
  • sound designer
    Chris McLaren
  • sound recordist
    Jeff Henschel
    Roderick Matte
  • participant
    Jennifer Scott
    Pete Clarkson
    Jesse Clarkson
    Sam Clarkson
    George Patterson
    Jan Janzen
  • sound mix technician
    Chris McLaren
  • executive producer
    Shirley Vercruysse

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  • rajgoaguy

    very well done. thanks. very novel art form. Bravo

    rajgoaguy, 12 Mar 2016