Lost Connections

A poetic response to the experience of the Coronavirus pandemic

Lost Connections is a new short film, drawing on a century of archive footage, that offers a poetic response to the experience of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The pandemic has given everyone pause to stop and reflect, to question and re-assess what is most important to us. Made possible through a unique collaboration between twelve film archives across the UK, the film creates multiple associations with histories and memories, our common experiences of loss, loneliness and isolation, and the need for the human touch.

It is not a film about the pandemic, it is a film about recovery, hope and renewal, the human character, sadness and joy, what we really value, and our gradual reconnection with each other, our communities, and the world around us.

The creation of Lost Connections offered the first opportunity for moving image archives across the UK to come together in a unique collaboration to explore their collections with one specific purpose; to produce a new piece of work using archive footage to reflect our own contemporary experiences.

Produced by Yorkshire Film Archive

Written and Edited by Andy Burns

Written and Narrated by Hussina Raja

Executive Producers: Graham Relton, Yorkshire & North East Film Archives

Sue Howard, Yorkshire & North East Film Archives

Frank Gray, Screen Archive South East

Commissioned by Film Hub North on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network and produced by the Yorkshire Film Archive.

Partner Archives:

East Anglian Film Archive; London's Screen Archives; Media Archive for Central England at Lincoln University; National Library of Scotland; The National Library of Wales Screen and Sound Archive; North East Film Archive; Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive; North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University; Screen Archive South East; SWFTA Collection, The Box Plymouth; Wessex Film & Sound Archive and Yorkshire Film Archive.


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