Films and Podcasts

The Water Replies

Mass participation from Estuary residents is already underway with the journaling and creative writing project, The Water Replies.
Click here to view the full archive of individual journals, each carefully filmed.

How to press seaweeds, a video guide

Alongside the presentation of her moving image work 'Unctuous Between Fingers', Bryony Gillard has created a seaweed pressing video guide.

For The First Baby Born in Space

'For The First Baby Born in Space' is a film Webb-Ellis made a collaboration with teenagers, looking at their hopes, fears, and aspirations for the future.

GYG Talks Art with Bob and Roberta Smith

'GYG Talks Art' is a video series made by young people at The [email protected] exploring the festival and participating artists through their eyes. In this video they talk to Bob and Roberta Smith at his 'Draw Hope' pavilion in Chatham.

GYG Talks Art with Webb-Ellis

'GYG Talks Art' is a video series made by young people at The [email protected] exploring the festival and participating artists through their eyes. In this video they talk to Webb-Ellis about their film 'For The First Baby Born in Space'.

GYG Talks Art with Sadie Hennessy

'GYG Talks Art' is a video series made by young people at The [email protected] exploring the festival and participating artists through their eyes. In this video they talk to Sadie Hennessy about her work 'Golden Years' in Gravesend.

ELIZA

Drawing inspiration from poet Eliza Cook, artist Amy Pennington will perform a short piece to camera on the steps of Ingress Abbey where Eliza stayed, and a number of her works were written.

Deep Thames // Visit Cretaceous

Lydia Brockless' 'Deep Thames // Visit Cretaceous' looks at the materials of Ebbsfleet, and the layers of human and non-human experience contained in the ground beneath our feet.

Jezreel’s Tower

John Walter's Jezreel’s Tower tells the story of James Jershom Jezreel, his apocalyptic Victorian cult, and the building of their headquarters in Medway.

Sum Tyms Bytin Sum Tyms Bit

Feral Practice's 'Sum Tyms Bytin Sum Tyms Bit' draws resonance between themes of power, fragility and exploitation in Kent’s landscapes, and the forces at work in Russell Hoban’s cult 1980 novel Riddley Walker.

The Telling Image

Ten short films responding to the festival’s themes of climate, imperial legacy and rebellion curated by Gareth Evans. 

Polly II

Polly II imagines a future insurrection by pirates and outcasts surviving in the flooded ruins of East London. Part of The Telling Image curated by Gareth Evans

A Song for the Forest

Part of The Telling Image curated by Gareth Evans, Gideon Mendel's film shares the music and landscape of musician Marco Frith following the fires that destroyed his home in 2020.

The Militant Ecologist

The Militant Ecologist by Jem Cohen. Part of The Telling Image, curated by Gareth Evans

Bella Ciao

Bella Ciao by Jem Cohen. Part of The Telling Image by Gareth Evans

This Climate

This Climate by Jem Cohen. Part of The Telling Image, curated by Gareth Evans

Waste

A short film by Hannah Oliver, part of The Telling Image, ten films curated by Gareth Evans.

Casting Fu Manchu

Eelyn Lee's recent film is part of The Telling Image curated by Gareth Evans

The Bravest Boat

Short film by film maker and artist Sarah Wood and novelist Ali Smith, part of The Telling Image, ten films curated by Gareth Evans.

Early Years

The portrait of Barbara Samuels by Morgan Quaintance is part of The Telling Image - ten films curated by Gareth Evans.

John on the Void

Stanley Schtinter's film John on the Void is part of The Telling Image, ten films curated by Gareth Evans

Identity

'Identity' is a new film and audio work, written and produced by Cohesion Plus working with 42 South Films, examining what makes us who we are, looking at how things like race, faith, immigration, the arts and sport shape our identities.



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