Experiencing Interruptions?

Liberty or Life

The link between ecological destruction and the Free Market are explored- the connection distorting the line between info-tainment and surreal dreamscape. We follow a phantom apparition of the economist James Buchanan, who's theories rested in a complete faith in the Market to create a free and fair world; butting up against the reality of the bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef.

Drawing on found footage, symbolic reenactment and documentary, the film travels on a dream journey through these polarised topics; one that seeks to solidify the struggle we have in reconciling how we live and the harm we are doing to nature... And ultimately ourselves.

  • Mike Davies
  • James Hatton
  • Mike Davies
  • Martin Payne
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Genres:
    Paganism, horror, documentary, short, Super16mm, experimental, ecology, capitalism
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 2, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Super 16mm/Super 8mm
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Mike Davies, James Hatton