1 a firm decision to do or not to do something : she kept her resolution not to see Anne any more | a New Year's resolution.

a formal expression of opinion or intention agreed on by a legislative body, committee, or other formal meeting, typically after taking a vote : the conference passed two resolutions.

the quality of being determined or resolute : he handled the last French actions of the war with resolution.

See note at courage .

2 the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter : the peaceful resolution of all disputes | a successful resolution to the problem.

Music the passing of a discord into a concord during the course of changing harmony.

Medicine the disappearance of inflammation, or of any other symptom or condition.

3 chiefly Chemistry the process of reducing or separating something into its components.

Physics the replacing of a single force or other vector quantity by two or more jointly equivalent to it.

the conversion of something abstract into another form.

Prosody the substitution of two short syllables for one long one.

4 the smallest interval measurable by a scientific (esp. optical) instrument; the resolving power.

the degree of detail visible in a photographic or television image.

ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin resolutio(n-), from resolvere ‘loosen, release’ (see resolve ).

A Posthumous document.

The silent personal archive of deceased filmmaker Terra Miller is laid out against all that remains of one of Miller’s final pieces, an acerbic audio recording of Isabella Berretta, founder of organisation The Fire Brigade. The youngest member of this organisation, Terra’s brother Jaric, whose movements appear to cross time and space in the archive, becomes the physical narrator to Berretta’s vocal presence, at times in synergy, at others in conflict with each other.

The Astburys 2012

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UK 2012, English, BW & Colour

Super8, 16mm, HD, MiniDV, Mobile Phone, Digital Stills

Running TIme 60 minutes