Archive of films We the People / We the People

United Kingdom
2004, 1 min

Section: Tribute to Ben Rivers
Year: 2014

Streets, houses without windows, excited voices, and someone fleeing – but there’s not a soul in sight, no trace of life. Still, the tension is palpable. A 60-second game of the imagination on a moment in history.


Someone is fleeing down streets lined with windowless houses – or that’s what the soundtrack suggests, since neither the fugitive nor anyone else is anywhere to be seen. Even so, this simple movie provokes tension and inspires interest in a specific event, whose interpretation and construction the film encourages us to ponder. The staged streets could, so to speak, be a model created by a handyman but the representation in the film is too horrifying for that. Even in the span of a mere minute, the interplay of image and sound creates an unexpectedly powerful atmosphere.


Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 5JF, London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 203 141 2960

About the film

Black & white, 16 mm

Section: Tribute to Ben Rivers
Director: Ben Rivers
Screenplay: Ben Rivers
Dir. of Photography: Ben Rivers
Editor: Ben Rivers
Producer: Ben Rivers
Contact: LUX


Ben Rivers

Film Director


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