Vast Productions USA presents
THE DESTRUCTION OF MEMORY
Written, Directed and Produced by Tim Slade
              Based on the book ‘The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War’              by Robert Bevan
Cinematographer Derek Wiesehahn 
 Editor Lindi Harrison ASE 
Narrator Sophie Okonedo
Music by Ezio Bosso
Produced in association with TVO and SVT
Produced with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Rothschild Foundation UK, Global Heritage Fund and World Monuments Fund
Developed with assistance from Screen Australia and Screen NSW
The Destruction of Memory is a sponsored project of IFP
World Sales: Autlook Films, Vienna, Austria
Copyright © 2016 Vast Productions USA 
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BIOGRAPHIES 
TIM SLADE - WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
Tim's films have screened internationally. He has directed documentaries such as '4', which was released theatrically and won a Gold HUGO, as well as receiving nominations at Banff, an International Documentary Association Award and two AFI (Australian Film Institute) awards, as well as television documentaries. He has also directed drama, including the shorts Every Other Weekend and I Was Robert Mitchum. His films have screened at more than 60 international film festivals.
DEREK WIESEHAHN - CINEMATOGRAPHER
Derek is New York based, with over 20 years of experience in film and television. Recent credits include three Sundance 2016 feature documentaries, God Loves Uganda (Sundance 2013, Academy Awards shortlist), the 2010 Academy Award winning documentary short Music By Prudence, and the 2013 Academy Award nominated documentary feature How To Survive A Plague, as well as a camera operating credit on the 2011 Sundance winner and Academy Award nominated documentary feature Restrepo.
LINDI HARRISON - EDITOR
Lindi is an acclaimed editor of award-winning documentary, drama and arts programs. She has edited a range of feature length documentaries including ‘4’, with Tim Slade, and The Snowman, which was selected for Competition at IDFA and nominated for an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. The feature documentary I Am A Girl was listed in The Guardian’s ’10 Best Australian Films of 2013’ and was nominated for several AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards including Best Editing in a Documentary. The documentary SALT about Australian photographer Murray Fredericks’ time on Lake Eyre received 16 national and international awards and screened on PBS POV.
SOPHIE OKONEDO - NARRATOR
The narrator for our film is the extraordinary British actress Sophie Okonedo. Sophie has been nominated for Oscar™, BAFTA and Golden Globe awards, won the Tony for Best Featured Actress in 2014 for her performance in 'A Raisin in the Sun', and returns to Broadway in early 2016 to star in 'The Crucible', opposite Ben Whishaw and Saoirse Ronan. She will also be seen this year in Season 2 of 'The Hollow Crown', opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as Peter Moffat's political thriller Undercover, for the BBC. It was a great honor to work with Sophie, whose voice brings such a profound level of passion and conviction to the important message of the film.
EZIO BOSSO - MUSIC
Italian born, London based composer, conductor and double bassist Ezio Bosso was born in Turin. He made his professional debut aged 16, and performed as a soloist and conductor with such orchestras as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He went on to study composition and conducting at the Vienna Academy, and later conducted at venues including Carnegie Hall, Palacio de las Bellas Artes, Mexico City, and Teatro Regio di Torino. He composed his first music for film in 1989 and has since worked extensively in cinema, credits including Un amore and Io non ho paura, and in theatre with directors including James Thiérrée. In dance, he regularly composes for Rafael Bonachela and for companies including Scottish Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, San Francisco Ballet, and Harlem Ballet. Bosso’s compositions include four operas, symphonies, concertos and various quartets, piano trios and sonatas.
ROBERT BEVAN - AUTHOR OF SOURCE BOOK
Robert is the author of The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War (2006), on which the film is based. He is a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) that advises UNESCO on world heritage, and has degrees in architecture, planning and urban design. Robert is the architecture critic for the London Evening Standard. He has previously been editor of Building Design and the architecture critic for two other daily newspapers The Australian and the Australian Financial Review. He has written for design, art and travel magazines around the world, including Vogue Living, where he was deputy editor. Robert has just issued a new edition of The Destruction of Memory, released by Reaktion Books.
SUPPORTERS
WORLD MONUMENTS FUND
World Monuments Fund is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by individuals concerned about the accelerating destruction of important artistic treasures throughout the world. Now celebrating 50 years, World Monuments Fund has orchestrated over 600 projects in 90 countries. Today, with affiliate organizations established in Britain, India, Peru, Portugal, and Spain — World Monuments Fund sponsors an ongoing program for the conservation of cultural heritage worldwide. The World Monuments Watch, a global program launched in 1995 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of World Monuments Fund, aims to identify imperiled cultural heritage sites and direct financial and technical support for their preservation.
GLOBAL HERITAGE FUND
Heritage is the story of a people. It’s the thread that connects them spiritually, culturally, religiously, and physically to each other, and to a common set of history, traditions, and monuments. Without their heritage, they lose an irreplaceable chapter of their history. And without their heritage, we lose an indispensable part of our rich human story. For almost 15 years, Global Heritage Fund has worked to inspire and empower communities across the globe to become responsible stewards of their heritage. Incorporating conservation science, partnerships, and community development, our vision is well beyond monuments.​​​​​​​
We would like to thank the following individuals, without whom the creation of         The Destruction of Memory would not have been possible.
Mr Nader Rastegar
Tony Wheeler
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