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White Open Spaces 2016: A Question of Courage

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Racism in the countryside: What's the state of play?

Six characters. Six stories. Six voices.

We have joined forces with Pentabus, the nation's rural touring company to produce White Open Spaces: 2016. A series of podcasts about race and racism in the countryside. Originally produced as a reaction to Trevor Phillip’s provocation that there was a ‘passive apartheid’ in the countryside, ten years on this podcast series retells three of the original stories and offers three new perspectives on the state of society today. Post-Brexit and Pre-Trump what is our national identity? What does it mean to belong to a place if that place might not want you to belong to it?

Written by six world-class writers including Lorna French, Leah Chillery, Courttia Newland and Testament, as part of Eclipse’s Revolution Mix initiative and performed by a star cast. Sharp, funny and provocative, these six voices tell us the state of the nation today - a must listen experience released daily from 5 December 2016. 

White Open Spaces: 2016 was directed by Elizabeth Freestone and Dawn Walton

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