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Real to Real: The Craft Film Festival: Day 3

Still from 'The Craft of Carnival' by Benjamin Wachenje

The UK’s first film festival devoted to craft returns to Picturehouse Central showing 44 films over 3 nights.

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival appears at London Craft Week with a typically eclectic programme from 2-4 May. 

Day 3 showcases 14 films which highlight the extraordinary talent and technique of the making and moving image communities. 

Here’s a taster of what to expect: 

There’s a seam of heritage craft running through this year’s programme exemplified by a beautiful documentary on Owen Jones, an oak swill basket weaver based in the Lake District. Directed by Jacob Hesmondhaigh, this is an intimate portrait of a master maker. 

On The Line, commissioned by the British Council, takes us through three craft research residencies which took place in parallel in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam as part of the New for Old programme, celebrating and supporting local artisan women. 

Closing the final night, Benjamin Wachenje’s film The Craft of Carnival illustrates the amount of making that goes on behind the Notting Hill Carnival.

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