Documentary about PJ Harvey: On poverty Safari

The Film "A Dog Called Money" accompanied PJ Harvey during the recording of their last Album. The singer is doing himself no favors. The musician PJ Harvey

Documentary about PJ Harvey: On poverty Safari

The Film "A Dog Called Money" accompanied PJ Harvey during the recording of their last Album. The singer is doing himself no favors.

The musician PJ Harvey photo: Edition Salzgeber

in the end, the residents of Ward 7, a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., you would describe in Germany as a "problem neighbourhood" dance to the music of PJ Harvey. The visit to the district, had inspired Harvey to your Song, "The Community of Hope" – now its residents clapping to the beat of a piece, in which "Zombies" are called.

To Search for her in 2016-released Album, "The Hope Six Demolition Project" traveled to the British musician together with the photo-journalist and film-maker Seamus Murphy in Kosovo, the capital of the US and to Afghanistan, in order to embark on the traces of suffering and war. The Album in advance of the photo and poetry book "The Hollow of the Hand was gone". Three years later, a documentary film that accompanied Harvey in the creation of the album comes with "A Dog Called Money". Travel sequences alternate with scenes from the recording session in London, from the Off, the artist recites poems.

Harvey is known as a politically sensitive Person: In the ' 90s, you made a feminist rhyme on the notorious men genre Blues-rock, 2011 you took with "Let England Shake" a smart, engaging Album about Britain's history and present. But the release of "The Hope Six Demolition Project", by many praised as an ambitious work and a musical Triumph that earned them criticism for their functioning: For example, the Washington Post journalist Paul Schwartzman, Harvey and Murphy in his car by D. C. had chauffeured, without knowing, whom he had there. And without his consent, that you would quote him more extensively.

Also from the Community of Ward 7, whose district Harvey signed on the plate as a forecourt to hell, came opposition: pretty harsh words after a short visit, found the "Zombies".

"A Dog Called Money" . Directed By Seamus Murphy. Ireland/UK In 2019, And 90 Min.

Now Harvey is an artist and not a reporter, a decidedly subjective access to your material, you may allow yourself. At least questionable, however, it is to be ostentatiously as a field researcher in a scene, like Harvey, to look at his protagonists, but primarily as an aesthetically interesting Material. We see street scenes from Kabul, goats in front of the barracks, praying Kosovars and without a doubt spectacular landscape images, especially but Harvey, as she strips affected by the demolition of houses and markets.

a conversation it only comes with a couple of guys in Washington; their Afghan protagonists are allowed to play traditional instruments and an impressive look into the camera. The results of the "World Press Photo of the Year"-worthy Stills, but no real confrontation with the locations of their pieces.

Neither Murphy nor Harvey, it seems to be at some point angular contact occurred, and even still the film disclose how a group of white, of established musicians, the impressions of a poverty Safari in their protective four Studio walls processed. "A Dog Called Money" is not told so that you should not sometimes prefer to learn, how fantastic albums arise – but also of global inequality. Only the other way, as the artist had probably in mind.

Updated Date: 15 November 2019, 01:44

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