Programme

Witness 360 7/7

Darren Emerson

United Kingdom, 2016 / 13 min / English / VR Documentary

On the 7th July 2005 Jacqui Putnam stepped on to a Circle Line train in London on her way to work; a journey she had taken many times before. At 08:50am Mohammad Sidique Khan would detonate a bomb in the carriage next to hers. This is the story of her day, the immediate aftermath of the explosion and her road to recovery.

The film combines personal testimony, reconstruction, and abstract imagery to take the viewer on a

powerful multi-sensory journey into the heart of one survivor’s extraordinary story.

 

“Witness 360 7/7” marks the beginning of a new wave of immersive documentary storytelling.

 

 

Screening dates: From 2nd to 12th March 2017

Opening Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am – 7pm.
  • Thursday: 11am – 11pm.
  • Closed on Tuesdays

Venue: ground floor of the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain

Free admission to the ground floor of the Casino Luxembourg with access to the “BlackBox” exhibition room, the “Aquarium” and the ca(fé)sino. Free Night every Thursday from 6pm to 11pm.

Screenings
Thu 02/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 11pm Public
Fri 03/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sat 04/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sun 05/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Mon 06/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Wed 08/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Thu 09/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 11pm Public
Fri 10/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sat 11/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public
Sun 12/03 11:00 Casino Luxembourg from 11am to 7pm Public

Whereas VR can easily enough be used to take you to Nepal or Syria, Emerson uses the technology to achieve more subjective ends. His visuals do not merely announce that the camera is on-site; they are openly interpreting events.” David Rudin. Kill Screen. 

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Cast & Credits
Cast 
Jacqui Putnam
Cinematographer 
Jem Talbot / Darren Emerson
Sound 
Liam Milner
Music 
A. Taylor / Lowercase Noise / Convolv / Darren Emerson
Production 
Darren Emerson
Coproduction 
Consultant Producers: Jem Talbot Executive Producer: Ashley Cowan / Darren Emerson
Distribution 
VR City
Animation 
Online, Grade and Effects : Conan Roberts
Biography

Darren is a producer, director and co-founder of East City Films, a London based Production Company. Over the last 15 years he has produced everything from music videos, multi-camera OB’s, to documentaries filmed in Serbia, India, Myanmar and Nigeria. Darren is passionate about the potential VR has to tell important stories in a unique and emotionally engaging way.