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CANVEY ISLAND (accessible screening)
CANVEY ISLAND (accessible screening)

Fri, 24 May


Benfleet Yacht Club

CANVEY ISLAND (accessible screening)

As Blue Mermaid is not fully accessible to people with restricted mobility, we are offering two fully accessible screenings as part of the Sea Tour. Watch the film from the comfort of Benfleet Yacht Club, whilst being immersed in the captivating experience of life at sea. Screening with subtitles.

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Time & Location

24 May 2024, 19:30 – 22:10

Benfleet Yacht Club , Canvey Road, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0QT

About the event

Film Synopsis:

Wind, Tide & Oar is a compelling exploration of engineless sailing and the lives of those who navigate the seas without relying on auxiliary power. Shot on 16mm analogue film over three years, it follows a diverse array of traditional boats, delving into the rhythms and motivations of sailing engineless. Director Huw Wahl takes viewers on a mesmerising journey across rivers, coasts, and open seas, spanning the UK, the Netherlands, and France.

The film serves as a contemplative space, addressing themes such as ecology, sustainability, heritage skills, and maritime history. Using a 1960s hand-wound camera, Wahl offers a poetic and intimate perspective on the ancient craft of harnessing the wind for travel, creating a stark contrast to the contemporary issues of sea exploitation and pollution.

Wind, Tide & Oar invites deep reflection on our relationship with the natural world, where sailing becomes a place to explore our interaction with and responsibility to the environment. It immerses audiences in a thought-provoking experience that informs our understanding of the natural world.

The screening is open to everyone, and will begin with a introduction by a project collaborator and finish with a Q&A session.


Free parking on-site

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