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A Toxic Love Affair

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Clifton EversORCiD, James Davoll


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Surf-breaks are formed by pollution. For example, one of the best in the UK is a product of slag, pollution stemming from a century-old steel industry. Uncertainty remains about water quality in this region given surrounding chemical plant, agricultural runoff, shipping, nuclear power, and much more. Surfers fall ill. Some use the illness and braving the pollution to gesture toward their resilience and commitment to surfing. It is not just the bitter cold of this region that signifies such. Polluted leisure is material and cultural.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Evers C, Davoll J

Publication type: Digital or Visual Media

Publication status: Published

Year: 2018

Publisher: Newcastle Institute for Creative Arts Practice

Place Published: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Type: Film

Format: Short Film

Credits: A film by James Davoll and Clifton Evers


Notes: Official selection 2019 Ethnografilm Festival