20-22 OMEGA, a symphony film about the humans of the anthropocene

A film symphony about the
humans of the anthropocene.

Reviews

“It’s (the filmmaker) Loa’s immense observational talent that gives his film its spectacular dimension.”

Film review by Paul Landriau,
President of AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma)

“If you like pure cinema… An exceptional, singular experience! Absolutely breathtaking music. We are bewitched, fascinated, intrigued.”

Film review by Georges Privet,
Film critic of the MÉDIUM LARGE show (Radio-Canada)

“Claiming an absolute cinema, in the wake of Ruttmann, Reggio and Glass, Thierry Loa invites us to a true ‘Civilization Symphony’. It’s hard not to be impressed by the undeniable visual prowess of this artist inspired by the dazzling images of which many mark us forever.”

Film review by Fabrice Montal,
Programmer & curator of the Cinémathèque Québécoise

“For its uniqueness, ambitious audio-visual work, hypnotic atmosphere and perspective on humanity…”

Film review by RIDM's Student Jury awarding 20-22 OMEGA "Best Film",
Montreal International Documentary Festival 2018

“A remarkable work of mind and is possibly unique in the world of documentary cinema. 20-22 Ω is a time capsule of sorts. One that deserves to be opened right now and peered into intensely by all.”

Film review by Adam Pasamanick,
Art critic & artist

“20-22 OMEGA is a documentary of tremendous importance, providing a unique visual and musical experience about the state of our world. Highly recommend.”

Film review by Amy Miller,
Filmmaker & programmer of CINÉMA POLITICA

Homo Sapiens, species of bipedal primates characterized by dependence upon language and complex tools.

Homo Sapiens (latin: Wise Man) has become the most influential biological species and a geological force on Earth, engendering a new epoch known as the Anthropocene: the age of the New Humans.

20-22 OMEGA is a feature film, nonverbal and nonfiction, exploring a new humanity emerging in the Anthropocene,

an unprecedented age dominated by human presence and activities (aka the Human Enterprise), and defined by accelerated change, unimaginable possibilities and complex uncertainties.

Shot on Kodak B&W film over 5 years across 100 locations. 

20-22 OMEGA (111 min) gives exclusive access to popular as well as rarely seen places, spectacular events and fascinating characters as the film gives a profound look at a wide and diverse range of human environments, moments and operations.

Accompanied by an original soundtrack of organ music, choir songs and Inuit throat singing,

this experiential documentary film offers us a unique cinematic symphony of evocative imagery and music, transcending the human language to reveal the new human reality known as Posthumanism.

20-22 OMEGA is a postmodern-take on the Early cinema movement of the Avantgarde documentary genre

known as Pure Cinema, and it has been described as, “Man with a Movie Camera (1929)” meets “2001, a Space Odyssey (1968)”.

CREDITS

Producer & Director  THIERRY LOA
Cinematographer  THIERRY LOA
Associate Producers  FORBES CAMPBELL, RYAN JAKUBEK
Picture Editor  RAY SHINE
Composers  IDA TONINATO, GUILLAUME MARTINEAU, PHILIPPE LE BON, P.B.
Soundtrack Concept  THIERRY LOA
Music Supervision  PHILIPPE BÉLAND
Solo singers  IVALUARJUK KATHLEEN MERRITT, MARIE-ANNICK BÉLIVEAU, NILS BROWN
Choir Director  JEAN-SÉBASTIEN LÉVESQUE
Sound & Music Postproduction  NFB-ONF
NFB-ONF Producer  JOHANNE BERGERON (ACIC)
NFB-ONF Project Coordinator  MARIE-CHRISTINE GUITÉ (ACIC)
Picture Postproduction  POST MODERNE
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