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100 People: A Portrait of Co-existence

7 – 10pm

Special preview event

Star & Shadow Cinema

100 PEOPLE is an experimental feature film-portrait of Shieldfield, a small residential neighbourhood located just outside the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Initiated and led by artist Andrew Wilson, this ambitious work combines several conversations between residents and workers, diverse in age, ethnicity, and economic background, to create a complicated and multi-voiced portrait of coexistence.

Once an area of farming and horticulture, Shieldfield was transformed into a bustling residential neighbourhood. Today, following its industrial decline, the neighbourhood and its people are establishing an array of strategies to connect and inspire amidst increasing social and economic predicaments.

With an original score from cellist Ceitidh Mac and composer Anna Hughes, the film is a poetic, funny and often moving reflection on our not-to-distant past, precarious present, and an everyday collective-resistance.

“We are not very good at telling stories about a hundred people doing things.” —Rebecca Solnit, When the Hero is the Problem (2019)

Artists Exhibiting

100 People: A Portrait of Co-existence — trailer