A Parcel of Time

is a feature-length documentary.
Hope Mansell is a rural Herefordshire village with a population of around two hundred.
Between the summer of 2017 and the autumn of 2020, people of all ages took part in extended interviews to produce a portrait of a village at a time of change - a change in the life of the village which might well be the most significant in hundreds of years. The resulting documentary, A Parcel of Time, is available to rent or buy (links below).
Additionally, since a film cannot hope to tell all the stories of the 26 hours of interview. The official site also contains the full interviews, with transcripts and more, forming a kind of time capsule of the village as it was in that period and a piece of oral history.
For now, Hope Mansell is still a village of farms, but this is the story of all villages in England. Of many it's the past, of some it's the future: the transition from a community of farmsteads, to a community of incomers.
on Filmdoo worldwide
on Amazon Prime Video in the UK
on Amazon Prime Video in the USA

The film is produced by Ian Lewis with music arranged and performed by David Cooper Orton from traditional tunes collected in Herefordshire by Ella Mary Leather.


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