The Burying Party
A story of forbidden love, sacrifice, Bohemia, art and war, this year marks the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen's death and we are looking to raise funds to commemorate his life with a film about his incredible final year on earth.
What he spoke about in his poetry is about what is happening today. The brutal, all-consuming, life-destroying nature of conflict. World leaders are threatening one another with devastating loss of life, families are left destitute in their war-torn environments, and Owen's words speak truer than ever before:
"If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,—
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori."
- Wilfred Owen
That old lie is "It is sweet and proper to die for one's country."
Our goal is to send this film to major festivals, and have it screened in the Summer before showing the film on the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen's death. That date is the 4th November 2018. Screenings and festival submissions are very costly, and with your help we will have a platform to show one of the most poignant stories of the 20th Century.
The support would mean the world to us. After almost 2 years of work on this project we'd love to tell this unbelievable tale. Having filmed the whole film in stunning locations with remarkable performances, we can't wait to show this to you.
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Thank you so much everyone for your support and donations.
We have sent the film to one festival thus far and we hope to continue in the same vein! Our team are so close to completing the final draft and getting the submissions under way.
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The Burying Party Team