There Will Be Some Who Will Not Fear Even That Void is an ecological film for the 21st century that examines our relationship with our environment and our oceans, and asks, "Can art save the Arctic?" It is conceived as a high-profile, international documentary for broadcast and screenings in festivals and art galleries.
...Even That Void was filmed on a unique two-week sailing voyage aboard the S/V Antigua, one of the world's only ice-class tall ships, as it carried twenty artists around Norway's remote Arctic Svalbard Archipelago. The film chronicles the bizarre, surreal and beautiful work of the artists, living aboard the ship and making work in response to the extreme and threatened environment.
The film - conceived with Australian underwater performance artist Sarah Jane Pell - is a radical, experimental documentary that aims to re-define the genre of the "eco-documentary" by re-connecting the environmental movement with humanism and justice, and tackling the politics of exploration, militarisation, exploitation and the new Arctic resource race.
As the Arctic inevitably becomes the focus of the world's next resource race, we want the film to help ensure that social, economic and environmental justice are respected and defended against uninhibited corporate greed. For over twenty years, Director Saeed Taji Farouky has been dedicated to activism and campaigning on human rights, labour rights and social justice. He has made over 15 documentaries on these subjects and is a regular speaker for Amnesty International. He was named Artist-in-Residence at Tate Britain and twice at the British Museum and is a Senior Fellow at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design)