Ferment tells a story in space rather than time, portraying human life across the city centre of Bath at a single instant in time. Using ‘time-slice’ techniques, the film captures moments frozen in time – starting as a man falls from a bench in a city square, then moving along streets into cafes, offices, houses, shops, restaurants, and into different homes. The diegetic sound snippets that accompany the images evoke the bustle and din of the city. The dream-like result shows the multiple layers and realities of ‘everyday’ life in only one moment of time.
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|Resource Rights Holder||LUX|
|Year of Production||2000|
|Who||Grace Kitto (Producer), Tim Macmillan (Director, Writer)|
|Country of Origin||UK|
|Medium / Content||Live Action, Non-Fiction, Colour, Sound|
|Themes||Life, Death, Culture, Society, Community, Family, Time, Contrast|