Les États généraux du film documentaire 2016 Fragment of a filmmaker’s work: John Smith Blight

John Smith
1994-1996 - Royaume-Uni - Couleur - 14'

Blight revolves around the building of the M11 Link Road in East London, which provoked a long and bitter campaign by local residents to protect their homes from demolition. The images in the film record some of the changes which occurred in the area over a two-year period, from the demolition of houses through to the start of motorway building work. The soundtrack incorporates natural sounds associated with these events together with speech fragments taken from recorded conversations with local people.

Photography : John Smith, Patrick Duval
Sound : John Smith, Roger Ollerhead
Editing : John Smith
Music : Jocelyn Pook
Production : BBC2 Television / Arts Council England