A conversation on a night bus in the UK. Set against the dawn sky, a refugee attempts to forget the memories that he has left behind, and value love and the relative safety of his new life. He tries to forget the missile attacks that are often targetted for just before sunrise, creating a false 'white' light of evil, a very different dawn. The fourth in the series of poetry films on light and time, with Mr Sky, Solstice Sol Invictus and Summer Solstice.
Night Bus was premiered at the windswept, inspiring and unforgettable North Cornwall Book Festival (centred around the ancient church of St Endellion which apparently, according to poet Sir John Betjeman CBE, keeps praying when the congregation have left). It was part of the Uprooted screening, which featured films on the refugee crisis: set in war zones, in transition and building a new life in a strange country. Many thanks to the festival creator, talented novelist craftsman Patrick Gale for having the vision to host the screening. He not only constructs fine details within the pages of a book, but also made sure that every aspect of the event was memorable for everyone: audience, writers, artists and musicians alike.
Text and Camera: Sarah Tremlett
Director: Sarah Tremlett
Editor: James Symonds
Sound Design: Sarah Tremlett
Music: ‘Time is Running Out’ Andrew Kn; ‘Dawn Chorus’ tdes; ‘Ambience Light Grey’ A Deathy; all freesound.org under Creative Commons Licence.
7th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens, 2018
Uprooted - North Cornwall Book Festival, 2018
Uprooted - Bath Spa Empathy Conference, 2018
Uprooted - Lyra Poetry Festival, Bristol, 2019