Asunder + Director Q&A

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Asunder + Director Q&A

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  • Director Esther Johnson
  • Origin UK
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 72 minutes

Screening as part of Derby Remembers

Narrated by Kate Adie, Asunder tells the story of what happened to a quintessential British town during the First World War, with virtually all of its men abroad fighting and its women and children left behind.

The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories. Using archive and contemporary footage and audio, this documentary reveals the stories of people from Tyneside and Wearside and uncovers just what life was like on the home front - with bombs falling on Britain for the first time, conscientious objectors sentenced to death, and women working as doctors and tram conductors.

Tickets: £5. We are delighted to welcome the film's director for an exclusive Q&A.


Asunder is co-commissioned by Sunderland Cultural Partnership and 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sunderland Business Improvement District, Culture Bridge North East and Sir James Knott Trust.