Roger Hewins worked as an independent filmmaker in Nottingham, Derby, Chicago and Toronto before settling in Norwich in 1984. This exhibition will present his films and documentation of the period including the organisations promoting independent filmmaking in the English Regions at that time: British Film Institute, Arts Council of Great Britain and Channel 4. We are interested in this network of twenty-five or so years ago as an inspiration for the widespread but isolated practice of independent film amongst artists using digital technology. Roger Hewins has said: “There was a feeling of hope towards the end of the Seventies early Eighties when Channel 4 was created and began transmission that there might be more regular funding and opportunities for new productions and projects. This hope created an excitement around filmmakers Co-ops.”

East Anglian Film Makers Co-op
NSAD Lecture Theatre Duke Street
Wednesday 22 February 2.00pm

Norwich had an active Film Makers Co-op in the seventies and eighties that was part of a national network. Roger Hewins, David Orr, Martin Sercombe and Nicki Darrell will be amongst the members of the East Anglian Film Makers Co-op screening films and speaking about their work.

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