Caught by the River

Another England: Black Beach

Michael Smith | 12th November 2013

Another England 3 : Black Beach from Maxy Neil Bianco on Vimeo.

Another England is a cycle of films by Maxy Bianco and Michael Smith that explore a town on the edges of English society. It is a meditiation on this marginal, sometimes otherworldly place, and the characters that haunt it.

What does it mean to belong to somewhere? The four films explore different aspects of the complexity of belonging: Black Beach, the third film in the cycle, looks at the vanishing way fo life of the “Tantobies” and their horses and carts, scraching a living on a derelict, coal-covered beach.

Watch films 1 & 2 here.

Thanks to Michael for presenting the films at the Social Club last night. Special stuff.