Letters to Britain
Director: Rosie Baldwin Country: UK Genre: Documentary Runtime: 3 m Block P Screening: Close Up Cinema 24.08 Time: 4.45-6.00 pm
Premiered at Sheffield DocFest 2018, Letters to Britain witnesses a group of people aged between 80-100 write letters to the younger generation of Britons today. Having lived through pivotal moments in British history, they use their own experiences to reveal insights on life, and pass on advice about how to deal with the current difficulties facing today’s fast moving and increasingly divided society.
Rosie Baldwin is an intuitive documentary filmmaker, with a skill for making making people feel comfortable in front of the camera. She loves telling character-driven stories that explore and celebrate the quirks of human nature. Particularly interested in showing the underrepresented voices in media, she displays a sensitive shooting style allowing for intimate portrayals of people and their stories, which is reflected in her work to date. Named a Rising Director in 2018 by ITF, she has over 6 years’ experience in online and broadcast factual programming and has written and directed award-winning short films that have been screened in cinemas nationwide including the Sheffield Doc/Fest, LIDF and Edinburgh Fringe.