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Adam Lewis Jacob

Adam Lewis Jacob (1985, UK) is an artist and filmmaker based in Glasgow and Poole. His work is about the structures that govern our lives and the countercultural figures that question them. He uses the camera to create a space where ideas and people can be brought together and unexpected relationships can occur, using improvisation, performance and sound to reinterpret research and reactivate histories. He is one of the founding members of Céline, an independent artist-run exhibition space in Glasgow. His work has been screened and exhibited at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Alchemy Film festival, Kochi-Murizis Biennale (India), Studio 55 (South Korea), LUX (London) among others. In 2019 he was awarded the Cove Park Experimental Film and Moving Image residency and in 2022 he will participate in the ESW/TOKAS residency program in Japan.


Idrish (2021), People Meeting in a Room (2020), Wildcat (2017), No Easy Answers (2018), Can’t See The Trees For The Wood (2015)

10 September 2021

The Festival opens with the world premiere of Idrish (ইদ্রিস) by Adam Lewis Jacob (UK, Bangladesh, 2021).

Idrish acts as an urgent and potent piece of anti-deportation activism. With reports of deportation flights regularly in the news, the film is rich with resonance to our current moment. In one striking sequence, footage of a protest march gives way to staccato editing and propulsive sound design by Claude Nouk, who re-uses and manipulates archival sounds to transform the film into a powerful rallying cry. Radically reanimating the documentary form, Jacob enlivens the archive to tell a vital history.

Run Time

90 mins
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