Polly II

Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021

Polly II

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.


Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021


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