‘Asunder’ – a film by Esther Johnson


The evening before the School of Sound, you can see the documentary, Asunder, at the Regent Street Cinema, the first theatre in Britain to show moving pictures.

Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men fighting abroad and its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories.

Using archive and contemporary footage and audio, Asunder collages the stories of people from Tyneside and Wearside to uncover just what life was like on the home front, with bombs falling on Britain for the first time, conscientious objectors sentenced to death, and women working as doctors, tram conductors and footballers.

A film by Esther Johnson with a soundtrack composed by Sunderland’s Mercury-nominated Field Music and Newcastle’s Warm Digits, performed with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Cornshed Sisters.

To reserve tickets: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/asunder/
For more information about the film: http://blanchepictures.com/asunder/