The Miners' Hymns

The Miners' Hymns

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A Film by Bill Morrison. An elegy in film and music to the coal mining history of North East England, and a unique creative collaboration between the renowned American filmmaker Bill Morrison (Decasia) and acclaimed Icelandic musician and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Created from archive and newly-shot film footage, The Miners' Hymns celebrates the sense of vibrant community, rich, self-organised culture and the forbearance that characterised the lives of those who worked underground, and the places in which they lived. Accompanying Morrison's filmic collage, Jóhannsson's newly composed modern classical score draws upon the regions brass music culture: image and sound combine to create a rich homage to Britain's coal mining heritage.
Director Bill Morrison