FILM SHOWING AT TATE ST IVES, 2023:
SATURDAY 29TH APRIL, 10-5
sUNDAY 30TH april, 10-5
Monday 1st May, 10-2
Following the ups and downs of growers pushing back against our broken food system, and one organisation's quest to feed the whole of Monmouthshire on 1200 acres. I'm filming with farmers and landseekers during Spring/Summer 2023, and learning a lot about the lack of value placed on food and the people who produce it, and the challenges that are only going to get worse with time - countered by the hope and determination of those who are prepared to get their hands dirty and turn things around, one acre at a time.
Brenda Wootton was a Cornish housewife who shot to international fame with a singing career. My first long-form documentary, produced by Bosena, will trace her story alongside the struggles of today's Cornwall, as her daughter Sue fights to preserve her legacy.
What else I'm working on in 2023...
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Three young people living in minority European cultures - Cornish (UK), Frisian (Netherlands) and Livonian (Latvia) - celebrate their summers in unique ways. In a globalised world, as the tensions between tradition and the mainstream are stretched ever more tightly, vital, resilient cultures continue to practise old customs in new ways.
Directed & produced by Florence Browne
Featuring - Julija Otomere, Mayte Veenstra, Anthony Bate
Executive Producer - Denzil Monk
Dur: 21 mins
Commissioned by Screen Cornwall and Sound/Image Cinema Lab for the Re:voice project with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council