The Quayside was the old commercial area in Newcastle. It is now under threat from the redeveloper’s hammer. The film is a poetic lament about its past while indicating fears for its future. Elaborate tracking devices were used in making the film and a soundtrack constructed from files found in old shipping offices.
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In ACMI's collection
Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Docks
Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Docks
Black and White
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)