Shooting the past – images from a wild teenage life
regarding. I really didn’t care about who I’d been as much as the story that it generated and the insight it gave into the people that were part of that scene.
“I never wanted to make someone feel bad about what they were saying so I was always behind the camera and looking through the viewfinder but never judgemental,” she observes.
Morley will be reunited with several of her interviewees at a screening of The Alcohol Years at Hebden Bridge Arts Festival tomorrow night. “I met someone who said he’d seen The Alcohol Years. I said I can’t really watch it now because I think of the people that are connected to it who have died. And he went ‘Yeah, but at some point everyone in the film will have died’.
“That made me feel weird because it felt like history. If it stays in some archive, someone can always look at it. You can’t ask for more than that.”
Carol Morley is at Hebden Bridge Trades Club as part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival. The event begins at 7.30pm.
BRUTALLY HONEST: Carol Morley whose documentary TheAlcoholYears is being shown as part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.
BEHIND THE CAMERA: Filming TheAlcoholYears. Carol Morley will be appearing at the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival tomorrow.