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Gola 'The Line' by Hannah Marshall

Promonews - 7th Nov 2018

Hannah Marshall directs a powerful new music video for Iranian artist Gola, using the film as a rallying call to anyone that has ever defied those who have told them 'no'. 

Gola had to leave her homeland in order to pursue a career in music, having been a member of Orchid, Iran’s first girl group, who were banned from releasing music and whose female-only concerts were heavily patroled by morality police, so attendees were not permitted to dance or sing along. Now Gola uses her voice to bring awareness to Iran and the power of women in her country. And Marshall says her visual concept was conceived “as an ode to female potency and empowerment. This individual and collective striving is central to the structure of the video." 

She adds: "I focused on three zones of the body, each corresponding to a different form of communication: eyes (the gaze), mouth (the voice), and hands (the touch). The clothing both impresses upon and provides gateways of expression for the body. The lived experiences of women are complex and the debates around their bodies often highly charged and politicised. Through the ritual of covering up and concealing what lies beneath, the intention is to present the hijab and veil as a self-contained source of power, an armour-like second skin that is loaded with life force and freedom.”


i-D: Hannah Marshall on her Gola video 

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Hannah Marshall
Producer
Scarlett Barclay
Production Company
Executive Producer
Rik Green
Production Manager
Harriet Salmon
1st AD
Cem Ba

Camera

Director of Photography
Molly Manning Walker
1st AC
Barney Batchelor
Steadicam
Will Lyte

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Hélio Ribeiro

Art

Art Director
Zoe Klinck

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Kim Howells
Make-up
Sarah Reygate

Choreography

Choreographer
Alexandra Green

Editorial

Editor
Lucy Berry
Editing company

Grading

Colourist
Jonny Thorpe
Colour grade company
Glassworks

Commission

Commissioner
Amber Ross
Commissioner
Hermione Ross

Other credits

Directors Assistant

Shanice Palmer

Runners

Alice Carlet, Hedy Mowinckel, Koko Lukaszewicz

Spark

Robert Shears, Damien Gray

Spark Trainee

Charlie Manning

Art Department Assistant

Bonnie Vannucci

Choreographer Assistant

Waddah Sinada

Stylist Assistant

Emi Papanikola, Juju Sheikh

Seamstress

Georgia Smith

Make Up Artist Assistant

Amanda Barnes

Nail Artist

Joanna Newbold

Sound Design

Twenty5

Music Producer

Twenty5

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