Rising 162 metres from the sea – the striking white chalk bluffs of Beachy Head have a troubled shore.
The town boasts the most suicides in Britain – averaging about twenty each year – the beauty of the landscape can be overshadowed by the fatal resolve of many of its visitors.
Leila Hussain’s short documentary Halfway at Sea is a medley of archival footage, timelapse, shipping forecasts and local memories. Offering heartbreak and happiness amid the chaotic cliffs.
Leila Hussain is listening to:
This American Life, Lives in a Landscape, The Kitchen Sisters, On Va Deguster, Radio 4 most of the time.
Leila Hussain is influenced by:
Andrew Kötting, Lindsay Anderson, Humphrey Jennings, Peter Greenaway, Alan Dein, John Bratby