Seaweed

(20 minutes / 16mm / 2021)

16mm moving image artwork that explores the folklore, ecology, and history of seaweed in north Scotland. Voiced by seaweed harvesters, workers in the alginate factories, environmental activists, archaeologists, seaweed farmers behind the miracle resource. The film includes archive footage, oral histories and contemporary documentary footage of people working with seaweed.

The film is due to be completed in January 2022.

Julia Parks (director) uses film, animation, and photography to explore the different relationships between landscape, place, and people, focusing on the north of Scotland and the west-coast of Cumbria. Julia is based in west Cumbria, UK.

Jameela Khan (creative producer) works as a director (theatre for young audiences, new writing & devised works) and a creative producer (experimental short films). Jameela is based in North Yorkshire, UK.