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Feature Doc

Songs For The River charts the experiences, both personal and political, of the diverse residents of an inner London housing co operative during the Pandemic.

A film about lockdown made entirely in lockdown! 

Over the course of a year, filmmaker  Charlotte Ginsborg filmed the London housing co-operative that she lived  in, looking to chart the residents' diverse experience of the pandemic,  across the daily life of numerous national lockdowns. Some experienced  the illness itself, while others faced the stress of work on the front  line.

Each Saturday, the residents came together to sing with  each other from their communal balconies and walkways, and these songs  permeate throughout the film.

Increasingly frustrated by the  government, residents experienced an emotional rollercoaster that is  reflected in a film wherein the personal and political interweave, to  create an intimate and moving portrait of a unique community during an  extraordinary time.

Sheffield DocFest 2021

Selected for UK Competition & nominated for Best First Feature

Open City Documentary Festival, 2021

Folkestone Documentary Festival, 2021

Bertha Dochouse Screenings 2022

DIRECTOR: Charlotte Ginsborg
PRODUCER: Astrid Edwards
DOP: Charlotte Ginsborg
EDITOR: Charlotte Ginsborg
COMPOSER: Jane Watkins
COLOURIST: Myles Bevan @ Time Based Arts
with assistance from Arts Council England

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