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Spirit of Hackney Wick trailer

What:

Film

When:

2010

Where:

12-minute free-form documentary about the 2009 Hackney Wicked arts festival.

Now an annual event, the festival is organised by the artistic enclave living and working in the shadow of London's 2012 Olympics site, whose high security walls and infamous "blue gates" have sliced Hackney Wick in half. The documentary captures the spirit of the area, contradicting glossy propaganda promises of Olympic regeneration. It was premiered on 23 July 2010 as part of Spirit of the Wick, a festival of 31 short films, installations and sculpture curated by Rebecca Feiner at Stour Space, an old converted wine warehouse on Fish Island, Hackney Wick, London.