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9 April 2019

Survivor Stories

by Syd Briscoe

Short Films: “Edek” - 5 mins 57s

Malcolm Green's short film 'Edek' is an unusual beast. Created for the UK National Holocaust Centre and Museum, it attempts to reach a new generation through a form they may find more familiar than listening to survivor testimony: hip hop.

The visuals encapsulate this unconventional pairing, as footage of eighty-six-year-old Janine Webber recounting her personal experiences of the Holocaust is spliced and filtered in capricious fashion. Considering the entire project is about looking at things differently, it seems fitting.

US artist Kapoo brings another dimension to proceedings, as he translates Webber's story into an intricate rap. Whether hip hop is the key to educating the YouTube generation remains to be seen, but this intriguing experiment gives audiences of all ages ample food for thought.

Director: Malcolm Green Ⓦ
Director's Agent: Agent Elson Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Sara Huxley
Executive Producer: Marc Cave
Cinematographer: Malcolm Green
Camera Operator: Tom Baker
Editor: Tom Baker
Sound Designer: Timo Salia
Audio Mix: Adrian Hall
Composer: Kevin Pollard

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