Life Partners

Winner of the 2022-23 Third Coast/RHDF Competition Best New Artist Award, selected by Final Round Judges Erisa Apantaku, Axel Kacoutié, and Alice Wilder.

2022-23 Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2023 / Christina Hardinge / Eleanor McDowall / Short Cuts, Falling Tree Productions and BBC Radio 4, GBR

Winner of the 2022-23 Third Coast/RHDF Competition Best New Artist Award, selected by Final Round Judges Erisa Apantaku, Axel Kacoutié, and Alice Wilder.


DESCRIPTION

What happens when we reframe the relationship to our body as a life partnership? "Life Partners" brings this question to life, as Hania Fares recounts the highs and lows of her 33-year relationship to 'Bea'.

Developed over a series of facilitated workshops and interviews, producer Christina Hardinge adapts the drama-therapy technique of ‘characterisation’ to collaboratively create this unscripted story with Hania; revealing entirely new perspectives on a remarkably common experience.


This work was originally featured in the 2022-23 Third Coast Competition Showcase, a new way of celebrating Award-Winners, Finalists & Judges.


Full Credits

Christina Hardinge (Audio Producer, Sound Designer), Hania Fares (Participant, Co-Creator), Eleanor McDowall (Executive Producer)


produced by

Christina Hardinge

Christina Hardinge is a UK based audio producer and multi-disciplinary artist working creatively in the field of documentary.

Eleanor McDowall

Eleanor McDowall is a Director at Falling Tree productions, a documentary-maker and the Series Producer of Short Cuts - BBC Radio 4's space for adventurous short-form documentaries.


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