Caring Spaces is a short film programme exploring the different ways we care for each other. Alexander's Film, Eleven, and Never Actually Lost each bring unique, artistic perspectives to the subject of care.
Caring Spaces will be available to view from Monday 27 July at 12pm for one week only. Join us for a Zoom discussion with representatives from the films, including directors Rowan Ings (Never Actually Lost) and Philippa Clark (Eleven), on Thursday 30 July at 8.30pm. Register for your place here.
This creative short documentary by Mark Cousins explores the unique perspective of a Scottish boy with a rare illness and the challenges his parents experience in caring for him. (Mark Cousins, UK, 2019, 20m)
Eleven documents a year in the life of a boy called Isaac and his mum Philippa. Weaving together stories captured by filming 11 seconds of footage every day, this short film provides a unique perspective from the family of a child with complex needs, offering a valuable insight into the beauty, pain and reality of their world as they experience it together. (Philippa Clark, UK, 2018, 24m). You can watch a special introduction to this screening here.
Never Actually Lost
Filmmaker Rowan Ings documents her grandmother Audrey Anderson in her last year of life as she lives with dementia and attempts to tell the story of her life. Based around a rich archive of 8mm films and interviews, Never Actually Lost asks how we remember our own selves and how we attempt to remember someone else. (Rowan Ings, UK, 2019, 13m).