Sunday 26 June 2011

Love in a little town

This is a gem of a movie made by James Muir of the community of Lyttleton after the February earthquake in Christchurch.
Here is his commentary:

A little film about a little town at the epicentre of a big earthquake. When everything is stripped back by disaster it reveals what is at the heart of a resilient neighbourhood... Its the love, time and energy of its people. 

Lyttelton is the port for Christchurch City, New Zealand, that was devastated by an earthquake in february this year. In this time of great loss, Lyttelton and its community stood out as being resilient, organised and sustainable. It already had the community connections, timebanking, resource sharing and a cooperative arts community. 

This film tells a little of the healing power of arts and the connected nature of the community in Lyttelton. If this film wins any money in the Possible Futures Film Competition Im giving half of it to the people of Lyttelton to help them rebuild their beautiful town with more love and sustainability. Because even the act of making a film is part of the process of healing and rebuilding.

Music and inspiration from The Eastern

Shot on Canon 550D with Nikon Prime lenses

Love in a Little Town from James Muir on Vimeo.

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