SCENE 8 Hackney Wicked Festival

Having parted from her lover Floyd at the Filter beds and trudged lost and alone along the canal towpath, Saffron arrives at Hackney Wick where a festival is taking place, she walks through bunting-waving, dancing, singing performers, still oblivious and sad.
Beaver, a dancing painter, entertains performers and performing audience in her painting studio, and, with their help, she packs up
and walks back through the festival and toward her boat on the canal
followed by her "entourage"
Saffron remains oblivious to all the life occurring around her and as if in her own lonely separate world trudges in the opposite direction to Beaver toward Roman road market
In July 2014 we were commissioned by the Hackney WickED Festival To perform and shoot a scene from multiple perspectives for I am not a Village, as an audience participatory promenade performance beginning on the towpath between Hackney Wick and the filter beds, and travelling through the Hackney Wicked festival in and out of selected studios. The audience participated in the shooting of the video using their own domestic devices.
The audience and the lead actors were supported by dancing extras
This scene introduces one of the lead characters, Beaver, played by Maryam Hashemi, who, at the time of shooting, had a studio in Hackney Wick.
Before a rent rise forced her to move (Maryam packing up her studio may also be included in the finished film)

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