Rare Frequencies

Rare Frequencies is a film which draws upon conversations with people impacted by rare health conditions, recorded with members of the public, patients and practitioners involved in genomic medicine. Exploring the definition and frequency of rare conditions, the discussions are combined with footage filmed at a nature reserve in Manchester, UK, where native mossland plants have been reintroduced to restore and protect a rare peatbog habitat. With an original and evocative soundtrack score, the documentary connects together themes of environmental, social and personal healthcare, in the context of lived experience, shared similarities and natural ecologies.

  • Nick Jordan
    Natural Hosts, The Language of Hands, Welcome to Metropolis, Concrete Forms of Resistance, Kobbwebjar, Stratum, STRATA, Intentional Community: The Art of Living & The Science of Life, Thought Broadcasting,
  • Nick Jordan
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    Ecology, health
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 26, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Nick Jordan

Nick Jordan is an artist-filmmaker based in Manchester (UK). Exploring the interconnections between natural, social and cultural histories, Jordan’s hybrid documentary films have been shown extensively at international exhibitions and festivals, including Innsbruck International Biennale (Austria); BFI London Film Festival (UK); Whitstable Biennale (UK); Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France); Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK); São Paulo International Short Film Festival (Brazil); Encounters (UK); Kassel Dokfest (Germany); Documenta, Madrid (Spain).

His films have received special focus programmes at the London Short Film Festival (UK), Minimalen (Trondheim, Norway) and HOME Artist Film Weekend (Manchester, UK). Nick Jordan studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University (BA) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MA), and is a programmer for Braziers International Film Festival (UK).

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