A RE-IMAGING OF RESISTANCE - A NOVEL BY OWEN SHEERS
So let’s tell the story in pictures using the language of film so familiar to me.
Is it possible to retell the vast complexity of Resistance the novel, in the flow of pictures?
Can film language help us on our emotional ride through the story?
Can fades, jump cuts, flashbacks and scene coverage be used within a
series of stills photographs?
The story creates a platform for the pictures, a reason to be. The story is a way of looking at the pictures.
What follows is a selection from the book available via Blurb.
These photographs were created by myself, family and friends. They are not stills taken during the making of the subsequent film ‘Resistance’ , which at the time, was a dream waiting to realised in the Filmakers heads.
There was a king, a Welsh king and his army, beaten into the hills.
Beaten, but not killed and not captured, even though no one ever saw him or his army again.
Thousands of men swallowed within the muscles of earth that formed Wales’s natural defences against invaders.
And they were still there, yes, still there.
In the hills, deep inside them, buried under the peat, heather, gorse, rowen, bog cotton, stone and soil.
Asleep. Not dead, asleep.
An entire army and their king, sleeping in the hills, ready to wake and defend the country in its hour of need.
And it was the looking that mattered.
The belief and the looking.