[Karate] Terry O'Neill Short Film - Giri
Yama Kai Karate Club
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Mon Feb 15 15:49:35 GMT 2010
In life we choose all things except the time of death; it is the one
choice denied in a ‘civilised’ society, where the preservation of life
takes precedence over an individual’s wishes. Micah is slowly dying
from a fatal illness and he has decided that he will not fade away;
Micah has chosen the date of his death. But he needs help. In a
society where the very act of assisting someone to take their own life
is seen as a crime, will help be forthcoming? Giri is an atmospheric
piece with minimal dialogue, where two cultures, separated by 400 years
and thousands of miles, come seamlessly together in present-day England.
Terry O’Neill is highly regarded in the Martial Arts world, having won
the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) National Championships
Individual Kumite & Kata 6 times and becoming the KUGB Grand Champion 3
times. He is a 7th Dan in Shotokan karate and the founder and
publisher of the well-respected martial arts journal 'Fighting Arts
International'. As an actor he has appeared in Martin Scorsese’s Gangs
of New York, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Entrapment and many
others. He has also done extensive work on British TV with Linda La Plante.
Terry Ezra has studied Aikido and healing arts for over 40 years. He is
respected in many parts of the world for the quality of his instruction
and is renowned for his understanding and sensitivity. In January 2006
he received a promotion to Shihan from Hombu Dojo, Aikido World
Headquarters, and in 2008 was awarded 7th Dan. His life is dedicated to
the development of the human consciousness and the spreading of peace
and harmony, through his intensive training and teaching of Aikido.
Giri is his first film.
GIRI (DVD PAL Region 0, 13min 57sec)
PRICE £5.95 + p&p
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