Mourn is an experimental short film set in the transient state between day-to-day life and unexpected death. Born in the wake of the horrific attacks that devastated Beirut, Baghdad and Paris in November of 2015, to prompt strength in unity in the face of forces that seek to divide us.
Imagine a home left in limbo, with things left unfinished. Its residents certain of their return, without reason to believe they would not be able to pick up exactly where they had left off. And so the clothes sit and the water boils over as the pages continue to turn without them.
The short hopes to commemorate those who lost their lives at the hands of hatred and intolerance. And moreover, remind us of the commonality of man, so as to remember that we are all cut from the same cloth, no matter our race, creed or colour.
Jai Vir Rodgers is a young filmmaker who grew up in six schools across six cities around the world before winding up in the picturesque countryside of England, of all the godforsaken places. After taking a year out from his studies to complete a short course at NFTS, complete an internship at Saatchi & Saatchi and see civilisation again, he can be found back at the grind chattering his teeth through his final year on the Film & TV Production (BSc) at the University of York.