BRITAIN’S HIDDEN RIVERS
A JOURNEY DOWNSTREAM
Rivers have run through our civilisations like strings through beads since the beginning of time. They tell a story of the land and the people who loved, laughed, struggled, fought and crossed the river before us. From the waterline passers-by become like Lowry’s painted matchstick men; their characteristics washed away in the flow. The view from underwater reframes this perspective, inviting questions about how the fates of these rivers and the people above are connected.
In recent years Northern Europe has experienced some of the hottest and driest summers since records began. The water levels in our rivers are falling and yet demand for water continues to grow. In 2019 a major campaign was launched to encourage the nation to ‘ The British public are being asked to help the country protect water resources for future generations. It’s part of a major initiative by more than 40 environmental groups, charities, water companies and regulators.
CRY ME A RIVER
A short film based on the story of the River Dour, Dover.