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Ivory River

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Synopsis

A fictionalised documentary essay, tracing the politics of the Thames River, from colonialism to global financialisation, through the prism of Joseph Conrad’s 'Heart of Darkness'.
Two unseen people meet in Shoeburyness, where the Thames River meets the North Sea. With a visually distinctive use of tableau shots of locations along the Thames, they narrate their journey to London’s Docklands. The woman quotes from 'Heart of Darkness', but instead of travelling up the Congo River into the heart of Africa, their journey ends in the heart of London’s Docklands, where contemporary darkness reigns. A self-proclaimed ‘accelerationist’, the woman plans to destroy the financial district and accelerate capitalism towards its end, while the man is more concerned for the ecology of the river and our debt to nature.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
57 mins
Format
HD
Director
Adam Kossoff
Producer
Adam Kossoff
Editor
Adam Kossoff
Director of Photography
Adam Kossoff
Music
Arcane Waves, No Way Out
Principal Cast
Narrator: Andy De La Tour
Film Image
©Adam Kossoff
Film Title Note
aka The Dark River

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Last updated 5th March 2018

Production Company

Forest Spring
c/o Adam Kossoff
adam.kossoff@ntlworld.com
http://www.adamkossoff.co.uk