“’Say / Nothing’ is a film about things about which we are routinely expected to ‘say nothing.’ My film is a personal film on family loss and trauma, but also, far more importantly, a wider statement against a patriarchal culture of war and the military industrial complex, and the dangers of forced consensus and unquestioned obedience. Speaking out against war – and those things so often left unsaid – is crucial in these times. Forced consensus is truly dangerous to democracy.
I do not support war, nor do I support the military or the patriarchal institutions and the gender norms that result in the destruction of life, the destruction of families, and the destruction of the environment. I wage peace and stand for pacifism in the face of a rising tide of increased militarism and nationalism. Speaking out and speaking up is deeply patriotic.”―Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.”―Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”―Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Say / Nothing is made from “found” material in the Public Domain, or images and music released under a Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain license.
“Say / Nothing” is a video by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Copyright © 2017 Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. All rights reserved.
Choral Music used in Say / Nothing is all from the
Free Music Archive. Public Domain. CCO 1.0
Antonio Lotti’s ‘Missa’
Tomás Luis de Victoria’s ‘Amicus Meus’
Tomás Luis de Victoria’s ‘Unus Ex Discipulis Meus’