Collection / Works / River Yar by William Raban , Chris Welsby

16mm 2-screen, UK, 1971-1972
36 minutes Colour
Available formats: 16mm
16mm double-screen

Themes / Sea and river /
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We found our location - a view from an upstairs window in a water mill on the Isle of Wight. From this position a camera recorded one frame every minute (day and night) for two separate three week periods. Making this film was a major pre-occupation for both of us. For most of the second period (February '72) we were without electricity and had to fire the camera by hand. - W.R.
' River Yar is one of the richest and most beautiful films to have been made by an English film-maker.' - John Du Cane.