Child You're the Revolution

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Vid
Title: Child You're the Revolution
Creator: chaila43
Date: Feb 2009
Format: WMV
Length: 2:09 minutes
Music: "Child You're the Revolution" by Angie Aparo
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Fandom: Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Footage:
URL: vid announcement

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Child You're the Revolution is a Battlestar Galactica fanvid by chaila43. The vid is second part of a post-finale trilogy of vids reclaiming BSG's mythology, theology and mysticism and the interconnected women at the center of it. Part 1: Cathedrals, Part 2: Child You're the Revolution (Athena and Hera) and Part 3 Order in the Sound (Kara and everyone).

Vidder's trilogy notes: "These vids together attempt to present the Opera House from various angles and to capture what it meant to and for different women. Post-finale and its profane Opera House, they also collectively present a reconceptualization of the Opera House as the intersection between life and death and between human and Cylon, representing hybridity in infinite variations: intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical. The third vid, especially, is based on edits made by Battlestar Redactica,[1] a fan-edited alternate 4.5 by cvm_productions. See here[2] for a short explanation of edits relevant to and relied on by the vid and here[3] for a textual explanation of all this, outlined by beccatoria, my compatriot in all this Opera House reclaiming."

Vidder's summary: Mother tell me, are there wars to be won? Mother tell me, is there love on my tongue? Mother tell me, cause I’m the revolution. Love, hate and destiny. Hybridity’s a war. Hera and Athena."

Reactions/Reviews

  • "This gave me the shivers. the structure is a really deft mix of linear and non-linear, so you get a sense of Hera's story and at the same time the web of connections surrounding her. often vids are fairly uniform throughout, and I'm awed by how instead the editing starts out slow and simple here and gradually ratchets up to the spectacular visual energy of the ending." ~ feedback at the vid announcement.