Sweep by Harold Chapman (UK, 2010)
Biographical note of the author
Since graduating from the Northern Film and Television Schoolin Leeds and also the Netherlands Film & Television Academy, Harold has divided his time between developing his writing and directing projects as well as working professionally as a Production Designer. In the last couple of years he has also begun to explore the medium of documentary as a way of telling stories.
There’s more to a person than their job, than what you see. On a typical day in London, nine street sweepers ruminate on the nature of what they do, where they’re from, family, their loves, hopes and dreams.
The video gives voice to a daily work and finds narratives in the ordinary. The stories of people coming from different nationalities but linked by the same job done with dignity open new, unexpected glimpses of the world.