Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

Here for Life + Q&A

Location Regent Street Cinema, Director Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Adrian Jackson, Country UK, Duration 87, Previous Festivals & Awards Locarno Film Festival 2019, Date Event has passed

An uncommon story told on common ground by ten Londoners. All have lives shaped by loss and love, trauma and bravery, struggle and resistance. They grapple with a system stacked against them. They dance, steal, and eat together; agree and disagree, celebrate their differences and share their talents. The lines between one person’s story and another’s performance are blurred and the borders between reality and fiction are porous. Eventually coming together on a makeshift stage, Here for Life marks the culmination of a long collaboration between filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and theatre-maker Adrian Jackson, a group of Londoners, and a dog.

Produced by Artangel

Presented in partnership with Another Gaze

Followed by a Q&A with director Andrea Luka Zimmerman, hosted by Daniella Shreir, Founder-Editor of Another Gaze.

Read an essay on Here For Life by Laura Staab