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Arts Centre Washinton



10 November 2018 2pm
Tickets £3.00

“…and then all the world started to roar.”   
William Finlay - Private, Durham Light Infantry Regiment and Lincolnshire Regiment

Through the moving and personal stories of half a dozen people from Sunderland and the region, Asunder tells the story of what happened to a Northern British town during the First World War, with virtually all of its men abroad fighting and all of its women and children left behind. The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories.    

The story is told through award winning film maker Esther Johnson's powerful and beautiful film carefully crafted using archive and newly filmed footage, narrated by Kate Adie, with Alun Armstrong as the voice of the Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette.     

The film’s dramatic soundtrack is composed by Mercury Music Prize nominated Field Music, performed with electronic music duo Warm Digits and the world famous Royal Northern Sinfonia. Asunder's Creative Director is St Etienne's Bob Stanley and was first screened with live music accompaniment in 2016 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.