[spectre] Helgi and Hroar - A Story of Murder and Revenge.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sat Jun 18 13:30:08 CEST 2011

Sorry for any cross posting...

Helgi and Hroar - A Story of Murder and Revenge.

23. Jun - 23. Jun 11 / begins in 5 days Furtherfield

BFI - NFT2 4pm

A Furtherfield Outreach Project

This short (20 minute) film has been made by artist Michael Szpakowski 
working with two classes of year 4 pupils at Southwark Park school in 

Freely adapted from King Hrolf Kraki’s Saga it is a grim tale of 
internecine bloodletting in Viking times told in the childrens’ own 
words and acted out by them.

“Of all the pieces of “outreach” – I’d rather call it co-constructed – 
work I’ve done over the last thirty years, this piece comes closest to 
satisfying both the most important requirements of such work. The young 
people are totally engaged in the process and proud of the final 
product. Also and more importantly, I feel that it is aesthetically 
satisfying as any work I make entirely alone; so the finished piece is 
both a universal fable which tips its hat in homage to Brecht, Bresson 
and Straub-Huillet and also a hymn to the energy, wit and 
resourcefulness of the eight to nine year old and to an inner London 
multicultural school community at its best.”

Public screening at BFI- NFT2 4pm Thursday 23th June 2011
Seats are limited. Please contact ale[AT]furtherfield[DOT]org

Artist: Michael Szpakowski
Designer: Sophie Lovell Smith
A Furtherfield Outreach Project
Partners: Creative Partnerships, A New Direction, Southwark Park Primary 

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