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Part of The History of the Sea

Laki Haze

William Raban

United Kingdom – 2019
Video – duration 18 min

Laki Haze (2020) Following the eruption of the Lakakigar volcano, Iceland in 1783, a sulphurous haze shrouded vaste swathes of the northern hemisphere, causing widespread crop failures, consequent famine and disease across Europe, parts of America, North Africa, and India. It is estimated to have killed millions of people. Using first-hand accounts from Iceland and from across Europe.  The film continues Raban’s recent research into the use of the long single take and revisits his preoccupations with landscape film from the early 1970s.


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