Author: Simon Aeppli

Simon is a filmmaker creating work that has been screened at festivals throughout Britain and abroad. His documentaries have been broadcast on Channel 4, FIVE and ITV London. Film London, Arts Council, England and Wellcome Trust have commissioned his films. Simon is a lecturer on BA Film Production at the University for Creative Arts, Farnham.

Over the last twelve years I have made a number of films and bookworks about my hometown of Eden, Northern Ireland. I was drawn to the paradox that this Eden was not an earthly utopia of peace and beauty but a rundown and half-forgotten village that exists around the perimeter fence of a large coal and oil power plant. In this landscape the Garden of Eden is a small cul-de-sac that is overshadowed by the power plant’s 700ft chimney.

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