Project Description

The Blackest Day

by Josh Hawkins

Chl 4 – Random Acts – Tyneside Cinema – True North Productions

Director Josh Hawkins – Camera Sony FS7 – location Kendal

Based on first hand accounts of the “Kendal pals” of North West England who fought at the Somme, this piece of contemporary dance peers into the trauma created by war. It recreates not only the psychological fractures suffered by shell-shocked soldiers but also the difficult process of healing once battle is over.