SONGS FOR THE RIVER
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