Amber Films, 1980, 60 mins
Part of Meanwhile, What About Socialism? AV Festival 2018
A feature length film by Amber Films collective blending narrative and documentary, as it relates the reality of working class life on the River Tyne in 1980.
This film was selected by artist and experimental filmmaker Leah Millar, as part of a programme of films that have documented Tyneside industries and their impact on the local community since the Second World War. These films have a dialogue with Millar’s new AV Festival commission, which looks at marginalised land space bordering the River Tyne, exploring themes of trace, collective memory and social history through the post-industrial riverine landscape.