not even for a moment do things stand still

In September 2021, artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg covered the National Mall in a blanket of white: one flag representing each life lost to COVID in the United States. Her goal was to both show the epic scale of COVID deaths in America, and to simultaneously express that behind each number was a real, living person. "not even for a moment do things stand still" provides an observational glimpse into this exhibit, dropping into intimate moments of people honoring their loved ones, and interrogating the role of mourning and closure during an unfolding tragedy.

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Film Screenings

Mar 14, 9:00am CDT – Mar 21, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:41am
Availability:United States

Credits

Director:

Jamie Meltzer

Producer:

Annie Marr, Jamie Meltzer, Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg

Cinematographer:

Mario Furloni, Melissa Langer

Editor:

Jamie Meltzer, Annie Marr

Contact

Publicity Contact:

John Wildman
jswildman@hotmail.com
323.600.3165

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 1

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

15 mins