THE CROWD - GIULIA GANDINI / by Emma Barnaby

A short experimental film reflecting on human nature in urban contexts to give voice to the issue of social alienation. What "The Crowd" offers is a moment of contemplative reflection similar to those I experience when I walk alone in crowded urban spaces such as Oxford Circus. What I intended my short film to convey is a sense of loneliness and alienation within a seemingly crowded area, underlying how we’re all alone together. So many people populating a space, bumping into each other and being in such physical proximity, yet never actually acknowledging each other’s existence. My short is intended to underline and document such reality, giving it a voice. What my project ultimately wants to say is that nobody really stands out of the crowd: we’re all equally caught up in our daily lives.

Giulia Gandini, 22, London

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