Asunder tells the story of what happened to an English town during the First World War, with almost all of its men abroad fighting and its women and children left behind.
The North East was in the front line, thanks to its shipyards and munitions factories. Using archive and contemporary footage and audio, Asunder collages the stories of people from Tyneside and Wearside to uncover what life was like on the home front, with bombs falling on Britain for the first time, conscientious objectors sentenced to death, and women working as doctors, tram conductors and footballers.
The narrative moves from an Edwardian golden era, in which sport grew in popularity and aircraft and cars pointed to a bright new future, to a war that horrifically reversed this progress.
Following the screening we'll be joined by the film's director Esther Johnson, who along with Dr Andy Moore (University of Leeds), will be answering questions in a live Q&A.
This film is presented by the Friends of Hyde Park Picture House and follows their annual AGM. All Friends/members are welcome to attend the AGM, with refreshments provided. Doors for the AGM are at 12.30pm