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Firestation

William Raban
2000
26mins Colour 16mm/DigiBeta

Firestation

The opening of a restored and remodelled firestation building is celebrated in performances and installations by its new occupants, dramatically bringing it to life. In common with William Raban's trilogy of films which reflect upon different aspects of the changing face of London's East End, this tightly structured film-poem confronts the present with the past: the building's war-time role is recalled in archive images, and by women who served in it as Auxiliary Fire Service officers.

The film features work by: Marty St James, Barbara Tyrrell, Paul Burwell, Kirsten Reynolds, Lindsay Seers, John Riddy and Station House Opera.

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