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Letter to Siberia

A moving reflection film set during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Joseph Inman’s short 2-minute documentary, crafted in the stylistic homage of French filmmaker Chris Marker, serves as a poignant and experimental reflection on his life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The film masterfully juxtaposes black-and-white still images capturing the stark realities of lockdown, political unrest, and racial movements with vibrant, joyful video footage featuring Agnes, Inman’s beloved pet dog. Narrated as a letter addressed to a “Dead Chris Marker,” the film seamlessly weaves together personal reflections during this unprecedented period.

Lucia Manakova and Teddy Freeman’s still photography captures the raw essence of the tumultuous times, providing a visual narrative that resonates with Marker’s innovative approach. Molly Allam’s video footage introduces a heartwarming contrast, highlighting moments of solace and connection found in the companionship of a furry friend. Felix Taylor’s music, with its evocative tones, enhances the film’s emotional depth.

Inman’s short documentary successfully channels Marker’s spirit, not only in its visual aesthetics but also in its ability to evoke introspection and empathy. The film stands as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, finding moments of light and connection even in the darkest of times.

Letter to Sibera Short Film


Runtime: 2 min

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