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In the Year of the Quiet Sun

The Otolith Group

UK, 2013
33 minutes, 57 seconds, Colour, Stereo, 16:9
Original format: Scans, archive film.
Available formats: HD Video / HD Digital file / BluRay / DCP

In the Year of the Quiet Sun (2013) takes its name from the decrease in solar surface temperature that occurs every eleven years. From November 1964 to November 1965, the nation states of the world issued postage stamps to commemorate the first scientific expedition to study the sun. As the stamps turned their face towards the sky, they overlooked the unstable land of Africa’s newly independent states.