21 October 2009

In Blackwater Woods

In Blackwater Woods was presented as the closing piece for 1 of nine at the Toynbee Hall on 10th October 2009. In Blackwater Woods is a lovely 3min poetic short film, which was shot on Super8 and directed by Fashion Designer Lilia Yip and Jessica Kneipp and edited by Tarjona Karhu. The film is a visual fragment of the emotional journeys traversed by people who have been affected by breast cancer - the collected thoughts and feelings from patients, friends and family. It takes its title from a Mary Oliver poem ‘In Blackwater Woods’. The film was narrated by Lilia Yip and features an original score composed by classical pianist Ziliang Song, which was performed live that afternoon.