A Window in Time

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A collaboration between 50 neighbours living on the same street during the spring and summer of 2020, A Window In Time is part journal and part collective therapy; drawing on the true stories and artistic talents – writers, dancers, musicians, visual artists – of a small, Bristol community to preserve and process a surreal and challenging moment in our collective history.

What began as interviews filmed over garden fences evolved into devised scenes based on personal experiences of key-workers, home-schoolers, retirees and many more, set to a soundtrack composed and performed by musicians in the neighbourhood.

Told over the course of a day that spans several weeks, the film navigates the varied and sometimes conflicting emotions and energies of the early months of lockdown.

Shot under the restrictions of social distancing, it offers intimate glimpses of the lives of others, united by strange circumstances, experienced alone and together.