Slow Action

Ben Rivers

Post-apocalyptic 16mm sci-fi film that conjoins Somerset and the isles of Lanzarote, Gunkanjima and Tuvalu, with joyful hyperbolic abandon.

Slow Action considers the possible future Utopias evolving in isolated environments, and takes Ben Rivers to four islands: Lanzarote - one of the world's driest, Japan's ruinous concrete-packed Gunkanjima, Polynesian Tuvalu which only just scrapes above sea level and the fictional Somerset - post-apocalyptic remnants of the former British Isles. Beautifully filmed, gloriously soundtracked, this is biogeography at its lushest.

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