Arcadia is the working title of a new film about our changing relationship with the land, crafted from footage in the British Film Institute National Archive. 

From the earliest days of movie-making to the present day, the film will feature rare and unseen material of local celebrations and festivals, agricultural practices through the seasons, village life and lost crafts, and will examine change in rural life and landscape. A first of its kind archive film for television, cinema release, festivals and live performance, Arcadia will combine newly digitised and previously unseen archive footage with a newly commissioned soundtrack and spoken word from a range of contemporary British musicians and writers.

The film is being directed by Paul Wright, edited by Michael Aaglund and feature an original score by Adrian Utley (Portishead), Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).

Arcadia is being produced by Hopscotch Films, Crossover and Common Ground, with the support of the British Film Institute National Archive.

Arcadia partners:

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Arcadia is funded by:

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