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Polly II

Anja Kirschner

UK, 2006
30 minutes
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

Set in the not-so-distant future POLLY II – part satirical sci-fi , part soap opera and Brechtian ‘Lehrstueck ‘ – portrays the lives of pirates and outcasts surviving in the flooded ruins of East London, a lawless zone set to become the latest in luxury waterside living according to government plans and venturing developers’ wet dreams. The film imagines a future insurrection coloured by the legacy of dispossessed peasants, political radicals, whores, sailors, pirates, and former slaves whom once inhabited East London and fought a daily battle against their subjection to poverty, displacement and judicial terror.