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Location: United Kingdom         Length: 10 min

This film takes us on an exploration of the Watermill Theater in Berkshire and its change in uses from a corn mill to a fulling mill, a paper mill and eventually a theater. Its three hundred year history is seen today through remnants of the past and even a rumor of a ghost. The theater combines the past with the present, creating a great harmony of new and old. As the river flows under it, people flow through it, adding to its everchanging history. This film also explores the ideas of recording ephemeral actions such as performance in the archaeological record.

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Produced in 2010 by Eleanor Ware

Copyright 2010 by Eleanor Ware

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