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            Huge congratulations to Theatre for Life for the inspirational Emerge film which premiered            at MAST Mayflower Studios.
          We have amazing young talent in our City.
          Michael Ockwell, CEO Mayflower Theatre, Southampton  

            Emerge was absolutely brillant, it was so well made. Compelling, thought-provoking and                moving.           
          Russell Masters, Historical Southampton 

Throughout the film, Emerge presents a collection of authentic voices which explore the truths behind hidden disabilities, mental health and overcoming adversity. 
Using headphone verbatim our young theatre makers have collected unique personal stories from within our community, capturing honest, unpredictable and tender testimonies between 2020-2021.

In the depths of the water, I finally learnt that my breath was far stronger and within me lay the courage to emerge 
A collaborative film with Theatre for Life, Southampton Children’s Hospital and Southampton City Council Cultural Services.
Emerge is a community led film devised and written by young people, inspired by real stories from 1912 and 2021 which reflect the tenacity of the human condition both past and present. Modern perspectives are contrasted against a community dealing with the aftermath of the Titanic tragedy. A powerful and honest film, sharing hidden stories and challenging inequalities, helping us to learn from the past to inform our futures.

Devised and written by Theatre for Life and Southampton Children’s Hospital 
Filming and editing by Elit Pictures 
Headphone Verbatim editing and direction with Kristine Landon-Smith and Neela Doležalová

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