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The Jew and the Irishman

by Clive Holden
Canada / 3:28 / 2004
sound / colour

“‘Can’t you take a joke?’ They asked us that for years. The young artist’s role as witness, cataloguing the abject misery of his betters – then later, communing with mother moon and father darkness. Suburban car wrecks and the long walk home.
‘A friend recently suggested that the key biographical moment captured in this piece (witnessing my father’s temporary sense of freedom after transgressing the social contract of white, middle class, 1970’s, British Columbia) may have been when I decided to become an artist.”

Music by Christine Fellows.

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  • autobiography
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  • found footage
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  • literary/theatre
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  • music
  • psychology/mental health


  • documentary
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