Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Lower Street: A Night Journey, 2016,
Formerly know as Lower Street, Essex Road holds much of the last traces of Islington's more diverse, deprived and communal social origins. In ANDREA LUKA ZIMMERMAN’s film, Ella the pilgrim hound of hunger and dispossession, encounters temptations of finance, flesh and intoxication from those like her in their outcast status. Her search for nourishment brings threat from the dogcatcher and a terrifying glimpse of a possible hollow future. Resisting and enduring, it appears that she has found the food she craves in a twilit glade. But is she truly clear of danger and the darker forces at work in society?
Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a filmmaker, artist, cultural activist and co-founder of the artists' collective Fugitive Images. Her films are about the marginalised and the overlooked and their often surprising resilience. She is currently working on a project for Artangel inspired by Vittorio de Sica’s classic film Bicycle Thieves.