What began as a modest document of trades, traditions, cultures and home environments in contemporary England evolved and expanded to become an all-consuming project. Mirror With A Memory is a witness to unprecedented events as they unfolded on this singular isle over seven extraordinary years.
From volatile public demonstrations to intimate domestic scenes the film reveals the experience and emotions of living in England, explored through the lives of total strangers as well as family and friends. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Mirror With A Memory is both lucid diary and poetic map - a meditation on the resilience of the human spirit in the most challenging era of our lifetime.
The project will culminate in an exhibition and limited photobook.
Director & Cinematographer - Paul Daly
Producer - Jacqui Davies
Editor - Adam Biskupski
Type and Book Design - Jack Kimberley
Funded by BFI Doc Society, The Chalk Cliff Trust, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, The Eaton Fund, and Video Jam