This is Water

American author David Foster Wallace, who died in 2008, has become one of the latest Youtube viral success stories. His May 2005 commencement address delivered to the graduating class at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, was published as a book in 2009 under the title, “This Is Water”. Portions of audio recording of his speech have been edited together and visualised in a short film of the same name, viewed by over five million times since its launch on May 6.

This Is Water short film

May 22: The video has since been removed from Youtube and Vimeo after a copyright claim by The David Foster Wallace Literary Trust.

This Is Water short film - Goldfish
This Is Water short film - title
This Is Water short film - Day In Day Out
This Is Water short film
This Is Water short film - Days Months
This Is Water short film - Choosing
This Is Water short film - Certainty
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This Is Water short film - Auto Accidents
This Is Water short film - Freedom
This Is Water short film - Decide
This Is Water short film - Life Before Death
This Is Water short film - Real Value of Education

This is Water Credits

This Is Water was produced at The Glossary by director Matthew Freidell, producers Allison Freidell, Whitney Willison and Jeremy Dunning, photographer Catherine Asamov.

Music is by Ryan Leach, Hugh Mitchell, Vadim Shkor, Skanoir and The Digital Pianist.

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