Author: Clive Ardagh

Hats´ workshops with refugees

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During November I filmed and taught film-making on two different and amazing workshops for HATS, Hålogaland Amatørteaterselskap. The first was at Folkehøgskolen 69°Nord, an outdoor activities school in Kabelvåg Lofoten. This workshop was with the artist Eva Bakkeslett and the story teller Ellen Martha Jerstad. Over an action packed...

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Where the bees swarm

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I will finally be screening my documentary this October 2016 about an ancient  mixed farm in South West Surrey and its connections to to the natural and human communities surrounding it. Please check my Facebook page for screening dates. WHERE THE BEES SWARM is a documentary about...

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SCENEKUNST PÅ ASYLET

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I have recently given a workshop in film and theatre with drama instructor Eline Petrine Johansen. We spent 4 days at Tverlandet refugee centre near Bodø Norway with 15 refugees from Syria, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Iraq. We were warmly welcomed by people who have had...

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A visit to some Arkhangelsk fire-souls regenerating self-sufficiency and village culture in the face of urbanization.

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We have been on an artist´s residency in Arkhangelsk, North-Eastern Russia, a region which has been strategically important since medieval times as a trading outlet to Europe and has strong ties to Norway. We are developing a documentary on regenerating self-sufficiency which we researched during...

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HATS sommerleir

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This summer I taught filmmaking for the week at Hats.no fantastic summer camp for youth from Northern Norway and Russia at Nesna, Nordland. We made two multi media performances with the drama instructors Joanna Magierecka and Eline Petrine Johansen, took the Hutigruta to Sandnessjøen and learnt about For...

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Breath

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The stunning short film Breath which Onward is producing for the Norwegian artist Eva Bakkeslett had its premier this month at Nord-Norsk Kunstnersenter in Svolvær, North Norway. The film is in competion in the Norwegian film festival Grimstad in June. Breath is a film about the poetic...

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Fra Østen til Huttiheiti

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Work in progress: documentary. The seeds for this project were sewn in the 90´s when I learnt Norwegian in Tromsø with amongst others, several asylum seekers from the first Iraq war. In 1 line: Filmed in their workplaces, Middle Eastern asylum seekers´ meetings with Norwegian culture and...

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Budapest

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I recently visited Budapest to interview László Zsolnai for a film I am making for Universitetet i Nordland, Centre for Ecological Economics and Ethics celebrating their 10 year anniversary. They work closely with László  at Corvinus University of Budapest and visit the city annually with the students. The interview went...

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HATS Webvideo

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I travelled up to Pasvik on the Norwegian/Russian border this summmer for Hålogaland Amatørteaterselskap´s (HATS) annual summer camp to make a webvideo about the week for them to market their youth drama courses. The students were in on the scripting and sound recording and I have now...

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Ecological Economics

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I am very honored to have been asked by Ove Jakobsen and Universitetet i Nordland, Centre for Ecological Economics and Ethics, to make a film about this unique centre covering key events and international colleagues. over the next 6 months. The film will be screened at their...

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