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)


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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 makes audio documentaries, zines about the radio, podcasts and occasionally writes sound captions for films. She is one of two Directors at Falling Tree Productions and the Series Producer of Short Cuts, BBC Radio 4's home for adventurous short-form documentaries. In her spare time she runs Radio Atlas - an English-language home for subtitled audio from around the world.


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