Byker / Today I'm With You (Amber Collective | England | 1983 / 2010 | 12)
Amber Collective | England | 1983 / 2010 | 12
Amber return to the Folk Film Gathering with two documentaries about The Byker estate in Newcastle, based upon the work of celebrated photographer Sirkka-Liisa Kontinnen. Featuring a highly topical exploration of the lives of immigrants to the UK, Amber’s films fuse memory, portraiture and music to document the changing experiences facing communities in inner city Newcastle.
These screenings were introduced with North England folk songs from Sean Paul Newman, and followed by a Q&A with Sirkka-Liisa Kontinnen and Peter Roberts.