SARAH ANN (2008) 

9 min. | 35mm | 1:1.66 | Dolby SR | dialogue in English

‘Jumped from Suspension Bridge and lived, the true story of Sarah Ann’. Sarah Ann Henley miraculously survived the 250 feet drop after jumping off the Clifton Suspension Bridge in 1885. Her Victorian skirt, inflated by the wind, acted as a parachute. A tale told by contrasting three detailed newspaper articles with a sober use of image.

Voice over: Sarah Moody
Director/script/editor: Pim Zwier
DOP: Ben Rivers,

Sound design: Marc Schmidt, Pim Zwier

Supported by Netherlands Film Fund

Special Mention Video Ex, Zurich 2009, Special Mention Media Art Festival Friesland 2008

Screenings (selection); New York Film Festival – Media City Film Festival, Windsor ON – Documenta Madrid – European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck – !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival – Courtisane Ghent – International Film Festival Rotterdam – Netherlands Film Festival Utrecht – Loop Barcelona – Milano Doc Festival – Werkleitz, Halle – VideoEx, Zurich – Documentary Festival Vidreres Catalonia – ZwergWERK, Oldenburg – Lost&Found, Amsterdam – Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden – Invideo, Milano – Media Art Festival Friesland – Signes de Nuit Paris – Kino.Lab Warsaw & tour Poland – ‘Filmmuseum Experimenteel’ Amsterdam

Distribution: Eye Film Institute Netherlands