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Los Canarios

The beginnings of a practise-based aboriginal research project that seeks to investigate the roots of the indigenous population of the Canary Islands.

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White Monks: A Life in Shadows

Of the Roman Catholic Order of Strict Observance, the enclosed Trappist community search for isolation and poverty in order to reach intimacy with God. An ancient way of life that is slowly disappearing, their seclusion and private contemplation is a living testament to lives devoted to spiritual service, in extraordinary counterpoint to the modern world.

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Remains of a Journey

Left behind in the large cayucos or smaller pateras that brought them, the belongings of would-be immigrants from the Western shores of Africa to the Canary Islands remain deserted and forgotten.

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Now, then, here, there
A collection of individual black and white fine art photographs

Triborough Bridge
Presented on YourDailyPhotograph.com. 9th April 2015

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Written in the Wind
Documentary (26 minutes)

Produced by Al Jazeera, Qatar, a documentary on El Silbo, the whistling language of La Gomera. Directed by Francesca Phillips.

Winner of Best Short Documentary in Anthropology at The World Mountain Documentary Festival, Qinghai, China.

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The Barber
Documentary (26 minutes) Spanish, English subtitles.

Festivals:
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival4th-13th March 2016.
Ethnocineca – Ethnographic and Documentary Film Festival, Vienna. 17th-22nd May 2016

For almost a hundred years the barbershop has been at the centre of the local community in the village of Teror, Gran Canaria – a focal point that is now inexorably vanishing. Pepito, its eighty-two year old barber, is at the end of his working life, and although friends continue to visit, life in the shop slowly becomes much quieter. As he attends to fewer and fewer clients he spends more time alone.

Produced, directed and edited by Francesca Phillips. 

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