Gladys, A Life, 2005 (excerpt)
Running time: 5:20 minutes / SD / colour

In summer of 2004, I had the privilege of spending several days with Gladys Barnes, a 95 year-old native of Trout River Newfoundland. We spent hours in conversation and silence accompanied by the camera as it captured the passing of time. Gladys, a Life, is footage taken from that experience.

In this video Gladys is in a state of sleep/awakening. The video footage has been slowed down so that we can better observe the complexity, diversity and vulnerability of the human experience.

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Brigitte Dajczer, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Silent