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A constant stream of movement. Rain falls, the river runs, winds blow, yet the streets, the buildings and other man-made structures remain still as statues.

Humans are constantly on the move, physically and psychologically. How does this natural disposition impact with the environment they believe they have conquered?

Shot in Paris, Seine Toxique uses multilayered looped images to create its own rhythm alongside a soundtrack accompaniment of vibrant violin and percussion to explore the natural rhythm of city-dwelling humans against nature itself.

  • Mark Norfolk
    Shadow Gene
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Mark Norfolk

Mark is an award winning writer and filmmaker from London, who studied Speech & Drama at Middlesex Polytechnic and Independent Film Production and Avant-garde Film Studies at the University of Wales College, Cardiff. He has worked in television production and as a sports journalist and writes articles on film and culture. His films include award winning Shadow Gene, Ham & The Piper and Crossing Bridges.

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Director Statement

Paris is a beautiful city, but then, hidden away...