Salford lecturer's short film to premiere in North America

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

One Day We Will Dance With You, is a collaboration between Salford lecturer and performance maker Kate Adams, award winning Greek director Alkis Papastathopoulou, Greek choreographer Medie Megas, and Salford music graduate Tom Le Cocq as part of the Water is Attracted to Water project.

The film is about connecting to the natural world, and creating a sense of community even when optimistic futures are difficult to imagine. The film had its European premiere at the Smaragdi Eco Film Festival last month, touring to four towns in Croatia along the river Una and will now be showing online at the Water Docs 10th anniversary festival, Resurge: Canadian Film Festivals for a Livable Climate.

The programme and festival passes are available through the Waterdocs Resurge website. It runs online from 9 – 14 November 2021 then on demand until 30 November. Writer and performer Kate Adams, and musician Tom Le Cocq spoke to us about the festival.

Kate said: “We are really honoured to be part of the Resurge Festival. I am fascinated by the ways that the arts can open up a deeper engagement with science and the natural world so this is an amazing opportunity. Ecologos who organises the festival have been doing this kind of work on water and sustainability for many years. The festival has so many amazing international films and events. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Tom added: "It looks really exciting. It’s great to have this going on now as well, when COP26 is happening. It feels like we’re in a moment of shift. I hope so at least."

One Day is a celebration of water, science and sustainability through film and dance. It is just one part of a wider project to raise awareness about sustainable water use in collaboration with EU research project WATERAGRI.

Professor Miklas Scholz, co-ordinator of the WATERAGRI research, said a little more from his perspective: “WATERAGRI aims to develop and improve sustainable solutions for the use of water in agriculture to help us cope with some of the challenges of climate change. The two areas we are focusing on are water retention and nutrient recycling to improve resilience to droughts and reduce reliance on fertilisers. Collaboration between science, engineering and the arts is a good way to connect to different communities, especially young people, and to build a stronger sense of momentum.”

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