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Anthony Tombling Jr: A River

Thu 20th October 2016 ProjectSpace

A River
screening and Q&A with Anthony Tombling Jr

Written and directed by Anthony Tombling Jr
Narrated by Michael Sheen 


“A River is about the beautiful river Afan in south west Wales.
The Afan flows through the Afan forest park and converges with the Pelenna under the viaduct in the picturesque village of Pontrhydyfen, the birth place of Richard Burton. The film explores the history of the river and its extraordinary recovery from pollution caused from over a century of industrial mining. The film brings to light the potential fresh threat of pollution from the unconventional gas & oil industries moving into the area. A testimony told by the local community, the film plots a rivers journey from a precarious past to an uncertain future.

Narrated by Michael Sheen, the film is set against a soundtrack of original music composed by Robert Del Naja & Euan Dickinson of Massive Attack.” (2016)


A Unit 3 Films Production.
Writer / Director / Editor / Producer: Anthony Tombling Jr.

Anthony has been a composer for many years and is the creative force behind Invada signed AV project CUTS. Recent musical contributions from CUTS can be heard on the Oscar nominated Ex Machina from Universal Pictures. He also edited Massive Attack’s new music video Ritual Spirit starring Kate Moss.

Anthony started making film in 2012 and A River is his first documentary. Director of Photography / Executive Producer: André Pattenden.

André has been a professional photographer for many years and his award winning work has seen him travel the globe doing what he does best.
He now brings this experience to moving image.

André began making films with Anthony in 2013 and they now work closely together on every project at Unit 3.


Hidden Civil War was a month long programme of events and exhibitions across Newcastle upon Tyne that exposed, collated and presented evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today.  Hidden Civil War, a collaborative project, commissioned by The NewBridge Project and developed in partnership with East St Arts, Hands on Film Lab, Metal, Paper Rhino, Mark Donne, Taryn Edmonds, Chris Erskine, Julia Heslop, Beth Ramsay, Julie Tomlin, Vicky Ward and Aisha Zia. Hidden Civil War was delivered with the support of partner venues; Cobalt Studios, Tyne Theatre, Summerhill Bowling Club and The Cumberland Arms. Accompanying publication, The Precariat is produced by Paper Rhino.


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