The Museum of Dartmoor Life, Okehampton, is hosting the Wild River, Cold Stone -a two-year collaboration charting the history of Dartmoor and its people by filmmakers Chris Chapman and Kate King -from October 3 to October 31.
Alongside the screening there’s an exhibition telling the story of the making of the film, which looks at the spirit of Dartmoor through its use of music, poetry and imagery.
Filmmaker Chris told D+CFilm: “Kate and I met during the Foot and Mouth crisis of 2001 when we worked on a series of interviews with people close to the tragedy.
“Kate heard about the possibility of a new film about Dartmoor, something that I had long wanted to do, and together we embarked on the long road of raising the money and the means of producing it.
“We started filming in July 2007 with the idea of covering the seasons. However, filmmaking is an organic process and as we archived the material a new shape of film emerged.
“We didn’t want a presenter or a documentary style, so we chose to film local people and let them tell their story.
“Local poet Alice Oswald, whose wonderful poem Dart describes so beautifully the heart of the moor, lyricist Seth Lakeman and musician Nigel Shaw have all collaborated on the project to give us a haunting insight into Dartmoor’s myths and legends.”
The exhibition runs from Saturday, October 3 to Saturday, October 31 from 10.30am – 4pm (Monday to Saturday). Admission £1.
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