405 Main St. New York, NY 10044
Take the F subway to Roosevelt Island (1 stop past 63rd & Lex). The Roosevelt Island Tram is also open and can be entered at 60th Street and 2nd avenue (comes every 15 minutes). When you exit the subway, walk through the outdoor plaza to get to the east side of the Island. The field is just across the street.
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Territory (Eleanor Mortimer | UK | 17 min.)
The rock of Gibraltar is shared between two primate species: people and monkeys. The monkeys populated the upper rock long before the latest human inhabitants, the British, arrived, and now, 300 years on, there are tensions between the two. Attempts to expel the monkeys from the town with peashooters are in vain, as the animals rise to the challenges of the new game. This leads the government to resort to more drastic tactics.
Born in London in 1988, I grew up in Suffolk (near the sea). I did a degree in French & Spanish and then discovered documentary filmmaking in Paris. I then spent a couple of years wandering around Italy, France and Tunisia making my first film 'The Price of Freedom' (2012) , while teaching English. This film won best web documentary at the International Association of Women in TV & Radio Awards, 2013.
Feeling like there was a lot more to learn, I then spent two years doing an MA in Directing Documentary at the National Film & Television School', where I met many amazing filmmakers and made several films, including Territory (2015). Territory won Best Short Documentary at Hot Docs, 2015, and has been screened at many festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Cinema du Reel, Festival del Popoli, True/False, Full Frame, Guanajuato, Dok Leipzig, Dokufest Kosovo & London Short Film Festival.
I now live in London, where I work as part of all female documentary company Glow in the Dark Films. I am currently directing another short called 'Mobile', which I hope to develop into a feature documentary.