Sunday, 21 August 2016
While silence pervades Lydia Moyer's masterful new film, it has a great deal to say indeed. A supercut of 7 years of moments of silence in the U.S. House of Representatives for victims of mass shootings, it is a scathing indictment of a government unconcerned with protecting the lives of its own citizens, in the face of escalating yet preventable mass shootings. With Orlando still an open wound, and fears of the next shooting forever lurking at the edges of our consciousness, Moyer's film speaks truth to power, truth to hypocrisy, and calls bullshit on the substitution of "symbolic gestures" for social change. It is a simple, vital, necessary work, silent yet deafening.
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