Film

Seventh Heaven

Anna Lucas
UK
2006
9'
16mm transferred to video, colour, sound
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Seventh Heaven is set on the top floor of a state run secondary school for boys in East London in the last term before the school is knocked down. The film is a simple observation of a group of staff and teenage pupils in the corridors, art rooms, exclusion room, and an empty classroom used as a makeshift prayer space. With panoramic views of London, the seventh floor is a place of partial escape where the relative freedom of activity and empty space are the questionable outcomes of a disintegrating education system.