Liberty: an ephemeral statute

Liberty: an ephemeral statute

by Rebecca Jane Arthur


Stemming from a personal account of a search for liberation set in the US during the early 70s, « Liberty: an ephemeral statute » reflects upon post-68 desires for emancipation, emigration, and education through an impressionistic memoir and portrait of the filmmaker’s mother back home in Scotland today.


With Irene Arthur
Camera and editing: Rebecca Jane Arthur
Sound recording: Rebecca Jane Arthur
U.S. field recordings: Jordi De Beule
Sound design: Achilles Van den Abeele
Sound mix: Sylvie Bouteiller
Color grading: Lennert De Taeye
Technical supervision: Lennert De Taeye
Produced by Elephy
Producer: Rebecca Jane Arthur
Post-production coordination: Sofia Lemos Marques
Co-produced by ARGOS and Beursschouwburg
Supported by Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds/Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie/Flemish Community Commission (VGC), Kunstendecreet, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, KASK School of Arts Gent, Sound Image Culture (SIC), WIELS Residency.

More Information

Year : 2020
Duration: 37’
Language:  English
Subtitles: Dutch, French




Screening, Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam, 02/2022
Screening + Book presentation at Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, 02/2022.
Festival En Ville, Brussels, BE, 2021
FestiFreak Film Festival, Buenos Aires, AR, 2021
FRACTO Film Festival, Berlin, DE, 2021
Open City Film Festival, London, UK, 2021
Visit Film Festival, Antwerp, BE, 2021
Alchemy Film & Arts Moving Image Festival, Scotland, UK, 2021
Festival Punta de Vista, Spain, ES, 2021
Festival Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris, France, FR, 2021
ARGOS TV23: Rebecca Jane Arthur, streaming on the website of Argos, BE, 2020
25 Arts Seconde, Le Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles from 26 until 28 November 2020.
16th International Experimentalfilm and Video Festival Zagreb, Croatia, HR, 2020