The Struggle III: Glimpse


Glimpse is the final part of a trilogy looking at the factors that shape different communities, in this case Catholicism and how the individual navigates complexity born out of the negotiation of heritage, history and one’s lived relationship to the world throughout one’s life. What are the factors that shape one’s life and sense of self?  Liverpool is important because of the perception of Liverpool as a Catholic city with a close relationship to Irish immigration and because of the histories of Catholicism in England.  Drawn from the juxtapositions of interviews, the architecture of the various churches of Liverpool, the stained glass windows designed by John Piper in the Catholic Cathedral, the old docks and the Irish Centre, the film develops an affective collage of abstract images that juxtaposes with the urban architecture and gritty, yet often funny recollections of the catholic upbringing of its subjects.