Unlike digital communication, handwriting carries something beyond literal meaning, something of the soul.

Through the eyes of twelve international artists “Traces of the soul” explores the world of contemporary calligraphy and why
it is an increasingly relevant art form in this digital age.

The film reveals how the art, philosophies and life stories of these artists, whose diverse work is rooted in the ancient traditions of calligraphy,
reflect and engage with the modern world.

Executive Producer: Olivier Costalat

Additional camera work in the film by Francis Hanly, Gunji Masato, Giorgio Bosisio & Eric Jason Hall

Many thanks to the artists who supplied material from their archives also used in the film.