Water Folk – The Documentary

Last Summer the Geezers took part in an intergenerational project exploring pond life in the waterways of East London.  This is the short documentary made about the project featuring interviews with some of the Geezers.

 

Here is how the project is described on their website.

 

The Floating Cinema commissioned artists Tracy & Hobbs to create a new education and animation project called ‘Water Folk’ for the 2013 programme. The artists, in collaboration with Cambridge University scientist, Professor Malcolm Burrows and sound artist Tim Olden worked with three community groups based in Bow and Hackney – Ray’s Geezers, The Sharp End and Gayhurst Community School, to create a film about the microscopic creatures that dwell in the waterways of East London. Together the groups explored and revealed the movement of Pond Skaters, Water Boatmen and other minute freshwater creatures by using footage captured at 5000 frames per second alongside drawn animation and archive footage. This short film captures the project and the resulting animation can be viewed here.

Water Folk was kindly supported by Arts Council England and City Bridge Trust.

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