Followed by a Q&A with director Brian McClave and special guests.
This poetic documentary from director Brian McClave (co-director of A Year in an English Garden) examines the Crossrail Project, a new 73-mile railway line which dissects London from West to East, featuring a narration written and performed by Will Self. With unique access to the rich archive of footage captured during the scheme’s (still uncompleted) construction it explores what it means to build new infrastructure in the 21st Century and even with all the modern tools at our disposal, just how primal tunnelling still is. Self’s acerbic script is interwoven with a score written and performed by Wendy Rae Fowler of We Fell to Earth, which positively pulsates and growls. It’s a film that asks what have we forgotten buried in the mud?