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Changing of the Light
by Shafeeq Vellani

lamp in a lighthouse

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Still from Changing of the Light

Synopsis:

Changing of the Light is an elegiac documentary about Paul Copson, one of the last lighthouse keepers at Portland Bill lighthouse in Dorset, as he faces redundancy and the lighthouse is automated.

Set against the landscape of the sea and the weather, the film follows Paul and his wife Bridget as they prepare to move out of their cottage and leave the service.

 

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Year 1998
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Credits:

Realised through a Picture This short film/production award.

Awards:

Shortlisted for Best of British Award at the British Short Film Festival

Screening history:

Screening inculde: Peeping Tom Film Club, Soho; British Federation of Film Societies; START-moving image festival, 1999; Screentime, Cube Cinema, Bristol; USE-IT-Digital Autumn event at Watershed, Bristol.

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Shafeeq Vellani

Shafeeq Vellani is a filmmaker and the co-founder of Picture This Moving Image. Shafeeq has made shorts, television documentaries and dramas, and