Canary


In 2015 Alcan Aluminium closed in Northumberland, this event corresponding with the long standing

de-industrialisation of the region has contributed in part to both a lack of jobs and identity for the

younger generation growing up in the North East area.

This short film takes you on a journey to the post-industrial east coast of Northumberland,

exploring the history and present concerns of the area through an exploration of both archive footage

taken from 100 years of Mining history inter woven with a contemporary narrative inspired in part by the

rich history of Socially conscious film making in the North East by radical organisations such as 'Amber Films'

This short film seeks to re-ignite this tradition and examine some of the techniques employed by Amber.


Selected for the Film and Video Awards 2016, Jerwood Space.


Shown as part of the Borrowed Time Exhibition, Jerwood Space.


https://www.fvu.co.uk/whats-on/current-coming-up/group-event-borrowed-time-screening-1






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