1944: Britain may be buckling under the weight of war but the Ministry of Education decides to commission a brand new film. It asks the Crown Film Unit to produce New School, an exploration of progressive pedagogical ideas.
2022: This forward-looking commission is the starting point for Tightrope Walking. In the strange landscape we inhabit today questions of history, communality, dialogue, education interconnect once again as Tightrope Walking asks how we can nurture resilience and develop critical thinking to navigate our own uncertain future.
Exploring Homerton College’s archives while generating conversations with the College’s diverse communities past and present, Tightrope Walking will investigate how we might nurture resilience and develop critical thinking in relation to the big issues we face.