Babel Death Star / Online Screening

Babel Death Star is a short film based on the poem by Kirk Ramdath.  Babel Death Star appears in Kirk’s book, Love in a Handful of Dust published by Frontenac House.  Filmed on location at historic Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and other locations in southern Alberta.  The score is Mistake (Davide Rossi Re-Work – Instrumental) by Moby.

Synopsis:  Is there just existence and then nothing?  Life is a futile endeavour.  First the life goes and then the memories of the life go.  To people, to species, to nations.  We must acknowledge the futility of life while deciding to choosing love.  Is it possible?  When facing the apocalyptic chasm of extinction we respond by creating beauty.  This, in spite of the impermanence of life and the permanence of death.  The ancient quality of the landscape and the fleeting nature of existence is juxtaposed by a technological angle.  The progress of science.  An “instantaneous death in a series of equations”.

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You can view the film either on YouTube (1080p) or Vimeo (720p).  Remember to change the resolution to HD when you view.  Running time: 4mins 23sec.  Enjoy the short film and feel free to make comments, we would love to hear what you think!

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Babel Death Star
Starring: Kirk Ramdath
Edited and Directed by: Jeff Cruz
Written by: Kirk Ramdath
Based on the poem Babel Death Star appearing in Love in a Handful of Dust by Kirk Ramdath
Director of Photography: Jeff Cruz
Music by: Moby courtesy of
Copyright © 2013 Kirk Ramdath & Jeff Cruz
Running time: 4min 23sec

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5 Responses to “Babel Death Star / Online Screening”

  1. Very cool, Jeff! I watched twice and I’ll be watching again after the kids are in bed. Good job as well to Kirk!

  2. Cool work bro! Nice visuals :)

  3. Face south and you can hear me cheering :) What a wonderful collaboration, well done boys!!!

  4. Thanks Nat!! I hear you loud and clear! :)

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