Circle/Line (2016)

Are you happy?

This is the question that we ask people outside or near the stations of London Underground’s Circle Line.

Circle/Line is, then, a documentary comprised of vox pop interviews with ‘everyday’ people – from the homeless to the hopeful, from the ambitious to the activist, from task-driven Londoners to tourists.

Inspired by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin’s classic documentary, Chronique d’un été/Chronicle of a Summer (France, 1961), Circle/Line is nonetheless an original work and a fascinating insight into the lives of people in contemporary London.

Shot by Beg Steal Borrow regular Tom Maine, the film is both a portrait not just of people, but also of the city of London itself.

5 thoughts on “Circle/Line (2016)

  1. I have a question (I hope that’s okay).
    Would asking a paradoxical question (“are you happy” – in this case [?]) require a paradoxical answer?
    And if that is the case, do you think Circle/Line contains that answer?
    Okay, so those are actually 2 questions.
    I’m really interested in knowing people’s answers 🙂 Do you have an idea of when you will complete post-production?
    (Sorry. 3!)

    1. Working on post-production still! The question is not necessarily paradoxical. But what I wonder is paradoxical is my own feelings towards happiness. But I think that there are a lot of paradoxical answers in the film… As hopefully will be possible to see at some point soon!

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