IL-WIDNA

  • Experimental Film
  • United Kingdom

Description

IL-WIDNA follows a group of unapologetically queer warriors, forced to flee the UK after the introduction of Margaret Thatcher’s homophobic laws, particularly the infamous Section 28. The film is shot in Dungeness, home of legendary queer artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman, and its title IL-WIDNA, refers to the sound-mirrors built there during World War I to detect incoming aircrafts. Wilson’s film combines live action, VHS footage, animation and appropriated archive material to reimagine the what the reality of queer people during the late 80s and 90s could have been like if they were instead banished from the UK. With a recording of an infamous speech of Thatcher's running throughout, the film juxtaposes the harsh reality of the UK government’s policy with the unbridled creativity and optimism of those effected by it.

Title IL-WIDNA
Director Joseph Wilson
Genre Experimental Film LGBT Short Film
Release Date 08.12.2021
Country
  • United Kingdom
Length 5 Minutes
Spoken Language
  • English
Color Format
  • Color
Sound Format
  • Stereo

Credits

Crew

Director
Joseph Wilson
Camera
Francis Lane
Editing
Joseph Wilson
Producer
Joseph Wilson
Music
Benedict Stewardson

Joseph Wilson

  • Filmmaker
  • United Kingdom
Joseph Wilson is a queer artist working with film, installation and performance. His work focuses on ideas that hold particular significance to him personally, including identity and self-acceptance. He is interested in rediscovering lost queer voices and celebrating the communities on the fringes …

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