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Twenty-four Hours: Bristol mid-summer 1985

Film (8mm) on Video
20 mins

The film was commissioned by South West Arts and Watershed as a community project celebrating the longest day of the year, 21st June in Bristol, UK, 1985. The project was shot on Super 8mm film, edited on video and played later on a screen as part of a photographic exhibition at Watershed Media Centre.
Using several strategies combining recordings of picture and sound made throughout the twenty-four hours, the city and its inhabitants are encountered in the street, in places of work and at play whilst radio, television and newspapers bring music and news of events occurring simultaneously around the planet. Clarity and purpose of image in the film, both picture and sound, is challenged as being capable of communicating any specific sense of what occurred, throughout the longest day.