Part of CineCity 2021
A poetic documentary examining the Crossrail Project, a new 73 mile railway which dissects London from West to East, featuring a narration written and performed by Will Self. With unique access to the rich archive footage captured during the scheme's (still uncompleted) construction it explores what it means to build new infrastructure in the 21st Century, and even with all the modern tools at our disposal, just how primal tunnelling still is. Self's acerbic script is interwoven with a score written and performed by Wendy Rae Fowler which positively pulsates and growls. It's a film that asks what have we forgotten buried in the mud?