“It’s (the filmmaker) Loa’s immense observational talent that gives his film its spectacular dimension.”
“If you like pure cinema… An exceptional, singular experience! Absolutely breathtaking music. We are bewitched, fascinated, intrigued.”
“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.”
“For its uniqueness, ambitious audio-visual work, hypnotic atmosphere and perspective on humanity…”
“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.”
“20-22 OMEGA is a documentary of tremendous importance, providing a unique visual and musical experience about the state of our world. Highly recommend.”
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)”.
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
Postproduction Assistant JADE MATHIEU
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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