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Anna and the Tower: Multi Screen Video Installation

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Anna and the Tower : Multi Screen Video Installation. Marsh, Lynne-Marie (Photographer). 2014. Toronto : Toronto International Film Festival .

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

Harvard

Marsh, L-M, Anna and the Tower: Multi Screen Video Installation, 2014, Artefact, Toronto International Film Festival , Toronto. <http://www.lynnemarsh.net/anna-and-the-tower/>

APA

Marsh, L-M. (Photographer). (2014). Anna and the Tower: Multi Screen Video Installation. Artefact, Toronto International Film Festival . http://www.lynnemarsh.net/anna-and-the-tower/

Vancouver

Marsh L-M (Photographer). Anna and the Tower: Multi Screen Video Installation Toronto: Toronto International Film Festival . 2014.

Author

Marsh, Lynne-Marie (Photographer). / Anna and the Tower : Multi Screen Video Installation. [Artefact].

Bibtex

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