2018.

Sandwiched by Britain's referendum vote to leave the EU and any formal implications actually being agreed upon, Before the Blue Passport brings together a six month personal exploration of foreign landscape and a diaristic documentary of social engagement as a British student within the Erasmus European exchange programme. Britain's future involvement with the very popular social initiative was at the time, and is even more so now, in serious doubt.

 

I found my own time in this environment underwritten by a sort of pre-Brexit anxiety and a heightened feeling of being an outsider here, fuelling a compulsion to record such engagement. Ultimately, the series became grounded by this uncertainty as to whether or not the opportunity which afforded its making might exist following this incoming political distance.

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