Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021
Part of The Telling Image. Ten films from eight film makers, curated by Gareth Evans for Estuary 2021
Anja Kirschner: Polly II
Set in the not-so-distant future POLLY II by Anja Kirschner – part satirical sci-fi , part soap opera and part Brechtian ‘Lehrstueck ‘ – portrays the lives of pirates and outcasts surviving in the flooded ruins of East London, a lawless zone set to become the latest in luxury waterside living according to government plans and venturing developers’ wet dreams. The film imagines a future insurrection coloured by the legacy of dispossessed peasants, political radicals, whores, sailors, pirates, and former slaves who once inhabited East London and fought a daily battle against their subjection to poverty, displacement and judicial terror.
Image: Polly II - Plan For A Revolution in Docklands (Anja Kirschner, 2006), production still, photographer: Alexandra Cila.