Tidelines Around the Exe Estuary: A new film in 7 parts

Dec 3, 2020 | Blog

Around the Exe – a series of short films.

Around the Exe is a series of short films which attempt to capture images and sound from Dawlish Warren to Exeter and back down to Exmouth. Every two weeks a new film will be added and a kind of journey around this remarkable landscape will unfold. These are ‘slow’ films. The sea, the tides and the shore will provide their own voice. No interviews or voice overs – just the natural sounds of the estuary in all its changing moods and atmospheres.

So get ready for a gorgeous series of films served up fortnightly. Follow the journey around the estuary.

Jon Seal is a local film-maker living in Starcross who has lived on the estuary for 30 years. He is also a wood-worker who has made 2 traditional rowing boats from which he roams the estuary. He has always wanted to make a film specifically about the estuary which he says is ‘never the same, variable and wonderful’. John has said in an interview that his film-making is about seeing and hearing: a contemplation. This series of short films is an experiment in which the estuary speaks exploring the different estuary environments in sequence from Dawlish to Exeter via Powderham, Turf, Topsham and Lympstone.

John sees the film as a contribution to the cherishing of the estuary as it changes under the impacts of global forces and he hopes that the film will encourage greater participation in it’s care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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