“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.”
A nonverbal and nonfiction cinematic project exploring the humanity of the Anthropocene.
The Anthropocene is the unprecedented current epoch marked by mass human presence and activities, and is defined by accelerated change, unimaginable possibilities and complex uncertainties.
With a profound and expansive look at the human world full of crowds, spectacles and machines, 20-22 OMEGA – shot with a BOLEX camera on Kodak B&W film over 5 years across 100 locations – gives exclusive access to popular as well as rarely seen places, spectacular events and fascinating characters.
Featuring a hypnotic soundtrack of Cathedral organ music, choir songs, Inuit throat singing, and without dialogue, this experiential/meditative film communes with us through its symphonic cinematic language of imagery/music for transcending verbal information to reveal a unique perspective on our reality.
As a postmodern take on the Early Avantgarde documentaries of the 1920s such as “Man with a Movie Camera (1929) by Vertov” & “Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927) by Ruttmann”, a century later 20-22 OMEGA reprises that early cinema language/genre to bring us an abstracted portrait of the contemporary Western human world captured through the lenses and filmmaking techniques of the past.
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Producer & Director THIERRY LOA
Cinematographer THIERRY LOA
Associate Producers FORBES CAMPBELL, RYAN JAKUBEK
Picture Editor (theatrical & series editions) 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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