Ben Rivers is one of the most distinctive UK filmmakers working today. His films focus on marginal places and individuals, often those who have disconnected from the normal world and taken themselves into wilderness territories. Using an old handheld 16mm camera and film stock, he meticulously processes the work himself. Crossing the boundaries of gallery and cinema presentation, and between documentary and fiction, his work imagines alternative visionary new worlds.

Rivers screened two films as part of AV Festival 12's Slow Cinema weekend and he took part in the Slow Cinema Discussion Panel, in this exclusive interview he talks about his works in relation to the festival theme.

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