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Petrels supporting Jóhann Jóhannsson + Bill Morrison + Belgian Brass - The Miner's Hymns

  • Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Piet Heinkade 1 1019 BR Amsterdam The Netherlands (map)

The former coal mining communities in North East England form the subject of this elegant artists' film by American artist Bill Morrison. Their story is told entirely without words, yet the film is far from silent: it features a remarkable original score by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Focusing on the Durham coalfield, yet portraying a story of universal themes, The Miners’ Hymns depicts the hardship of pit work, increasing mechanisation, the role of trade unions in organising and fighting for workers’ rights, and the renowned annual Durham Miners’ Gala. 

This is the Dutch premiere.

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