Four gorgeous short films by artist Julia Parks, each a 16mm portrait of community action and the natural environment.
Exploring the relationship between plants, people, animals and textile-making along the Forth, Teviot and Tweed Rivers, Julia Parks has created a cinematic quartet that showcases the creativity and resilience of communities on the Scottish Borders and on the East coast. This screening will be preceded by a performance by musician Miwa Nagato-Apthorp.
Kate Taylor, Programme Director
Julia Parks will be in at the festival to present her film.
Films in running order (53 min):
The Wool Aliens Julia Parks / United Kingdom / 2023 / 28 min
A journey into the historical and tactile entanglements between sheep’s wool, migrant plant seeds and the River Tweed.
Tell Me About The Burryman Julia Parks / United Kingdom / 2023 / 10 min
An affectionate portrait in 16mm of the Burryman - a long-lasting tactile tradition in South Queensferry.
Burnfoot Grows Julia Parks / United Kingdom / 2023 / 9 min
A collaborative film portrait of Burnfoot Community Garden, and its dedicated team of staff and volunteers, in Hawick.
All Flesh Is Grass Julia Parks / United Kingdom / 2023 / 10 min
Explores the ambiguous relationship between animals, human customs and the so-called natural world of the Scottish Borders.
A gallery carousel of 3 items
This programme is presented in association with Alchemy Film & Arts
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Photo: Still from Tell Me About The Burryman
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