THE DEMOCRATIC SET

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An evocative storytelling exploring what it means to be Bristolian

'What do you do with difference, in regard to equality? Ignore it, mark it, suppress it or smooth over it?' BRUCE GLADWIN

Join us for this remarkable film – an evocative storytelling exploring what it means to be Bristolian seen through the eyes of the people, the artists, the place.

In August 2018, In Between Time produced The Democratic Set with Australia’s Back to Back Theatre. Inviting a cast of extraordinary Bristolians to bring themselves, a simple idea and whatever props they needed.

One hundred short performances later this film can now be revealed – the story of a city told through its people. An elderly couple dressed as Laurel and Hardy; a new born; five women leaping about on rebound boots; a man demanding to be seen as himself not as his disability.

As part of Encounters Film Festival, The Democratic Set premieres alongside artistic provocations, conversation and the stories behind the scenes in a celebration of Bristol’s warmth and raw energy.

Following this event, the film will be shown at Bristol MShed between 11-13 Oct 2019

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This project is part of We Are Bristol, a three-year programme which brings together international artists with the people of Bristol to create extraordinary artworks and events.

We Are Bristol has been developed in partnership with Up Our Street, Knowle West Media Centre, Ambition Lawrence Weston and UWE with funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Bristol City Council.

Original Concept, Design & Direction: Bruce Gladwin / Design & Original Set Construction: Mark Cuthbertson / Original Videography: Rhian Hinkley / Developed with support from: The Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.

ALL IMAGES: THE DEMOCRATIC SET, BACK TO BACK THEATRE © PAUL BLAKEMORE

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