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Christ Church - Saint James

by Stephen Broomer
Canada / 6:45 / 2011
sound / colour / English

In the spring of 1998, Christ Church - Saint James, an historic black church in Toronto's Little Italy, was destroyed by arson. All that remained were walls and a pit, and over subsequent years, the site was overtaken with graffiti. This film has taken on the layered form of the site itself: the space and its surfaces becoming tangled and multiple, the grid of a stone-filled window giving geometric form to simultaneously occurring images of concrete, nature, waste, paint, and sky. Music by John Butcher.

Exhibition Formats

  • 16mm


  • environment
  • history
  • landscape/arch.
  • multicultural


  • documentary
  • experimental
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