By August 10, 2012 One Comment

As I continue the editing journey on my documentary “She Has a Name: Highway of Tears”, I find myself watching many short films and documentaries by other filmmakers around the world. I love watching what other artists are creating and discover new cultures through art, whether it be painting, music or film. What I love about silent films, is that the written word is not needed. We all see images that the filmmakers have chosen for us and for the most part, those images affect us, whether it be in a positive light, or a negative one.

Matt Smiley with Louis Wilson (Ramona Wilson's brother)

Matt Smiley with Louis Wilson (Ramona Wilson’s brother) on Highway 16 in Smithers for the Annual Ramona Wilson walk.

This film, “Closer to me” by Singapore filmmaker, Pang Yoong Hui was beautiful to watch. It felt like a dream and we all know that sometimes dreams cannot be explained. As I spent a greater part of my day watching footage of families speaking about their loved ones going missing or being murdered, I felt this short film captured the essence of their emotions.

We’ve all lost someone in our lives that we’ve been close to. It’s part of life. From what I can remember, in those first moments of discovery, time seems to almost come to a halt. It is an unexplainable feeling, a form a adrenalin that kicks in before a wave of emotion hits us.

For this reason, I thought it would be nice to share Pang Yoong Hui’s film “Closer to me” with you. I find it wonderful that LVMH and Louis Vuitton go to great lengths to support artists in all fields. They are one of the biggest patrons in the world of arts. I’m looking forward to seeing which talented filmmakers win the Journeys Award in 38 days.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.


Directed by: Pang Yoong Hui (Singapore) “Louis Vuitton: Journeys Award”

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