Pheasants Eye | very independent films by Bert Shapiro

Ringing Every Day & Sunday

Bellringers have been called “the invisible music makers”, a community banded together by the passion for making those “whacking great sounds” that are often taken for granted when they ring out from church towers.  “Ringing Every Day And Sunday” focuses on a group of ringers inside a private house in Keele, England. This is a rare glimpse of an intimate ‘ring of eight bells’ and the personalities at the end of the ropes.

The film reveals something of the joy of blending intellectual and manual skills in making the same sounds that may have been heard hundreds of years ago.  Completed October, 2002.

Zoie Film Festival 2003
Algonquin Indifest 2003

Music composed and performed by Tim Laycock

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