"Arena" is a study of images and movement. Stark black and white photographs of faces have been airbrushed with colour. They dissolve one into another. The central image is a long boy: Guy. Guy is a deaf mute. As the film progresses, the viewer is exposed to Guy's special world of faces. In "Arena", two worlds encounter each other, but the exchange is only visual - a dialogue of silence. Statement: "Arena" is an experiment with photographs, adding colour to black and white images through dissolves.
Lois Siegel is a filmmaker, casting director, writer, photographer, professor, and musician. She lives in Ottawa, Canada. Siegel was named one of the Capital City's Top 50: People who are shaping the future of the National Capital, by Ottawa Life Magazine, 2002. (www.siegelproductions.ca)