This film is part of Free

Churned Waters

A hypnotic study of the wake of a ship at sea

Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent


This hypnotic study of the churning wake of a ship in open sea stands in a line between impressionist painting and the preoccupations of later artist filmmakers with capturing natural movement. Projected on a large screen, the effect is quite mesmerising, although the comparatively gentle lilting of the boat - and thus the camera - may have induced nausea in some less sea-seasoned members of the original audiences.