Alice Aedy - 14 mins | UK, 2018

The present appears to be a sci-fi dystopia. Against visions of British cities and faces illuminated by smartphones, anonymous voicemails from young people are left for the Minister of Loneliness.

Through disarmingly honest testimonies left on an answer phone machine, this abstract meditation explores the silent loneliness epidemic in the UK and explores a world in which we are 'connected', but more isolated than ever.

Available from 29.06

Available in all territories

Competition for British Documentary

Alice Aedy

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Alice Aedy is a 25 year-old documentary photographer and film-maker and activist published in The Times, Vice, The Guardian, Huck Magazine, Suitcase Magazine, Al Jazeera, Monocle, BBC and more. Alice graduated with a degree in History and Politics from LSE in 2015 and spent much of 2016-18 on the front-lines of the European refugee crisis, reporting from inside refugee camps in Greece, Serbia and France. The Guardian has featured a profile of Alice as a young photojournalist. Her photo of a young Syrian refugee appeared on the publication’s front-page, for the most successful fundraising campaign for child refugees in The Guardian’s history. Alice’s work has been exhibited in London including at Somerset House. She recently completed an MA in documentary film-making at UCL. This year Alice was featured on The Sunday Times Alternative Rich List which recognises courage.

'Disconnected' had it's World Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2019.