The Wool Aliens

(28 minutes / 16mm transferred to digital / 2023)


In her masterful 16mm ethnographic essay, Julia Parks investigates the story of an early twentieth century botanist Ida Hayward, who discovered peculiar connections between sheep’s wool, migratory plant seeds and the River Tweed in Scotland. An extremely well made film about a surprising confluence of themes – the global wool industry, colonialism, the fraught interconnectedness of fauna and the region in which it is set.

– Ivan Ramljak (Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2024)

Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands [International Premiere]
Brazier International Film Festival, Oxford, UK
Open City Documentary Festival, London, UK
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK
Alchemy Film and Arts Moving Image Festival, Hawick, UK [World Premiere]