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Video | 2005 | 15:06 min

PLOT: UNH-Manchester professor Anthony Tenczar’s collaborative work with media artist/poet Aldo Tambellini, as Best Experimental Film in 2006. The cinematography award winner received a film grant. The film also won the Best Experimental Film Award at the New England Film and Video Festival in October 2005 and was recently screened at the 44th Ann Arbor Film Festival. Tenczar worked with Tambellini, a pioneering experimental film artist of the 1960s, to enable the 75-year-old to return to media after a nearly two-decade hiatus. “Listen” is based on Tambellini’s social and political poetry and confronts today’s world situation through spoken word, written text and manipulated mass media imagery. Tenczar worked as co-director, editor and videographer on the project.

As a survivor of WWII in Italy, when at the age of 13 ½, my neighborhood was bombed by the B-23 on the Day of the Epiphany, 44. Twenty-one of my neighbors were killed and many wounded. LISTEN to the collateral damage of war! The killing fields, the young soldiers wasted lives.. Why War? Asks a child. —Aldo Tambellini

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ABOUT ALDO TAMBELLINI: Born 1930 in Syracuse, U.S.A. Mother from Italy. Father from Brazil taken to Italy as a child where he grew up during the World War II. Survived bombing of his neighborhood. Returned to U.S. after the war. He created together with artists and filmmakers an underground-counter-culture in New York in 1959. Video and multimedia pioneer. 1969 he got the International Price of the "Filmfestspiele in Oberhausen", Germany. Created the Black Gate Theatre in New York, the first multimedia theatre. Many poem-publications. Co-operates with black poets and musicians. Lives in Cambridge, MA (USA) more

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