The Wild Enclosed

The Wild Enclosed is a film made within a former mediaeval deer park, on the outer rim of Manchester's metropolitan city region. Featuring ancient oaks and an abandoned outbuilding (‘The Slaughterhouse’), the film dwells on our complex and changing relationship with the land. Featuring an 18th century folk ballad performed by the artists, ruminating on the loss of the ‘Commons’, the film weaves together historic social issues of public access to land, private enclosure and today's managed preservation of an idyllic, wild woodland estate.

  • Nick Jordan
  • Jacob Cartwright
  • Nick Jordan
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Nick Jordan, Jacob Cartwright

Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan's collaborative practice is cross-disciplinary, encompassing film, drawing, painting, photography, objects, publications and events. The artists’ documentary films present oblique, layered narratives that explore social, cultural and natural histories.

Cartwright and Jordan's award-winning films have been screened and exhibited internationally, 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); Kassel Dokfest (Germany); Kurtzfilmtage Winterthur (Switzerland); Documenta Madrid (Spain). They are based in Manchester, UK

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