Din of Celestial Birds
|Din of Celestial Birds|
|Directed by||E. Elias Merhige|
|Produced by||E. Elias Merhige
|Written by||E. Elias Merhige|
|Starring||Stephen Charles Barry|
|Music by||Ben Gillespie
|Cinematography||E. Elias Merhige
|Edited by||David Wexler|
|Distributed by||Turner Classic Movies (World-wide, TV)|
Din of Celestial Birds is a 2006 American experimental short film written, produced and directed by E. Elias Merhige in cooperation with the Q6 production group, a collective of philosophers and artists.
The film deals with the concept of evolution as well as the birth of consciousness. It is the second of an unofficial trilogy of experimental films, the preceding film being Begotten (1991), which deals with the Genesis creation narrative. Stephen Charles Barry appears for the first time since his debut in Begotten as the Son of Earth, now as the Son of Light.
The film begins with the phrase "hello and welcome ... do not be afraid ... be comforted ... remember ... our origin..." and proceeds to depict the first violent formation of matter from nothingness. Then, after a hyper-accelerated trip through the evolution of life and the earth, the film culminates in the birth of an embryonic pseudo-humanoid that reaches to some unknown source.
- Stephen Charles Barry - Son of Light
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