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Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Wild Horses Of Newbury

"There was no inspiration for the film, apart from the moment itself. I was at Newbury, filming the protests and the evictions on a Hi8 Camcorder. Very early one february morning, I found myself in a field with over 500 security guards and police, they had surrounded a small copse and a couple of huge, old oak trees and were preparing to chop them down. They had successfully outwitted the protesters. In the chaos accompanying the operation, some hedges and fences had been destroyed and these two horses were roaming virtually free. As the chainsaws started, they didnt run away as you'd expect, but towards the felling.. I just grabbed the camcorder and started filming, nothing was staged, the whole episode only lasted a few minutes, but had quite a profound effect on everyone there. Even the police were dumbfounded, especially by the 'confrontation' between the 'wild' horse and the police horse"


Blogger Granny said...

A little brighter than people you think?

Sunday, 05 March, 2006  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Beautiful post S., and like all truth, it hurts

Monday, 06 March, 2006  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

and one horse is saying to the other 'humans? crazy or what?'

Monday, 06 March, 2006  
Blogger dawniy said...


love ya

Tuesday, 07 March, 2006  
Blogger Brownie said...

it is criminal to fell a mighty oak

Friday, 17 March, 2006  
Anonymous markcarroll said...


Thanks for linking to ‘The Wild horses of Newbury’
The film has been watched tens of thousands of times, lets hope it makes a difference in raising peoples awareness.

Supershorts have been having trouble coping with the number of hits the film is getting, and sometimes its not possible to view the film there.

If you feel inclined could you add this link to the ‘Channel 4’ website (who are hosting it now as well)


Either add it as well as the supershorts link or replace it.

Thank you for your support,
Mark Carroll

Friday, 17 March, 2006  
Blogger Mother Damnable said...

Hiya Mark,

Thanks for your wonderful film :>)

I have added the Channel 4 link.

Like you I hope your film raises Awareness.

Bright Blessings and Blessed Be :>)

Saturday, 18 March, 2006  

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