The Wapping Project is presenting a contemporary interpretation - part installation and
part large scale photographic essay - of Henrik Ibsen's play The Lady from the Sea.
It is conceived and presented like a film; shot entirely on location in and around Longyearbyen.

The Power Station will have a modern take on The Lady from the Sea – the story of Ellida,
her relationship with her husband Dr Wangel and a mysterious stranger who suddenly
re-enters her life to catastrophic affect. Ellida turns her moral fortitude into a metaphor
for all young women trapped within the suffocating constraints of small town politics
but who find the strength to rebel against its empty conventions.

The Lady from the Sea is the sixth in a series of epic photo-cinematic tales created by Jules Wright
creative director and founder of the Wapping Project and her long-time collaborator,
the photographer, Thomas Zanon-Larcher.
The Lady from the Sea was the final Wapping Project show in the Power Station,
which closed its doors on December 22, 2013.

created by Jules Wright, photographer: Thomas Zanon-Larcher, editor: Ling Lee

reviews: Aesthetica magazine, Time Out, Wallpaper, Artwednesday


Julie Brook is a British artist who works with the land, where her response to the forms and
materials to hand is expressed through her work. Over the past twenty years she has lived
and worked in a succession of wild and remote landscapes, creating sculptures, paintings, drawings and films.

During 2008/09 Julie Brook travelled and worked in the black volcanic desert in central Libya
and in the Jebel Acacus mountains in South West Libya. The stark landscape influenced
a corresponding shift in the way she made large scale drawings and sculptural work in situ.
This led to further exploration in 2011/12 in the semi-desert of North West Namibia where
the absolute nature of the light and shadow is expressed in the new sculptural work.

The work is transient and changes significantly according to the light and time of day it is seen.
Brook explores these changes through film and photography which become in turn the expression of the work.

'made, umade' is Julie Brook's first solo exhibition since her return and will be an
immersive experience bringing visitors closer to the environment and emotion of her work.

exhibitions 2013: Edinburgh - Dovecot Studios, London - Wapping Project
sculptures and films by Julie Brook, editor and technical supervisor: Ling Lee,
creative advisor: Kath MacLeod, Christopher Young

commissioned by Dovecot Studios, Young Films, Creative Scotland

reviews: artdaily, Devour, The Independent

hagit yakira dance

Poetry in the Middle East lives and breathes like few other places.

Poets of Protest uses narrative observational documentary to reveal the hazardous lives of six contemporary poets, while beautifully filmed interludes provide visual interpretations of their works -
a glimpse of the soul of the Middle East.

From the Egyptian folk hero whose poetry was performed in Tahrir Square, to a Saharawi war poetess in the Al Auin camp – this unique series of beautiful films will challenge pre-conceptions in both its content and visual form.

Yehia Jaber: Laughter Is My Exit
The former fighter journeys across Lebanon to explain why
he now battles for change with nothing but words.

Mazen Maarouf: Hand Made
Thanks to his outspoken work the Palestinian poet finds himself
wandering the world with his notebook his only security.

Manal Al Sheikh: Fire Won't Eat Me Up
It is lethal for the poet to write in Iraq,
so she struggles to inspire from snowy Norway.

dir/produced: Roxana Vilk, camera: Ian Dodds, editor: Ling Lee,
Scottish Documentary Institute and GOL Productions

commissioned for Al Jazeera English Artscape

The film followes a ground-breaking group bringing people with secondary cancer together.
Five very different characters meet at Maggie's Dundee to help and support each other through life with advanced cancer.

The documentary provides a unique insight into living with cancer and how these women develop exceptional relationships and help each other celebrate their lives in the face of death.

Meet a group of very different women who come together every Tuesday in Dundee.
They laugh, they cry, they exchange shopping and cooking tips, and they support each other through life after a diagnosis of secondary cancer. One in three of us will develop cancer: it is a future most of us dread. This documentary shows that the reality is a bit more interesting, complicated and joyful than we fear- because once you've had the worst diagnosis, what is left to fear?

dir/prod/camera: Amy Hardie, editor: Ling Lee, composer: Lennert Busch,
sound design: Marcelo de Oliveira
Scottish Documentary Institute, Amy Hardie Productions

Commissioned by Maggie's Centre


"Ballet dancers get dodgy feet from dancing and I get dodgy hands from making their shoes!"
Ballet shoes may be worn by delicate girls, but they're crafted by burly men whose hands tell another story...
We delve into the world of professional ballet dancing seen through the eyes of a shoemaker
who desperately strives to save the dancer as much pain as possible by making the shoes as well as he can.
Meanwhile, a seasoned dancer talks of the pain she went through dancing at the highest level.
An undiscovered world behind the pomp and perfection.

dir: Tali Yankelevich, prod: Finlay Pretsell, DoP: Minttu Mantynen, sound recordist: Sabine Hellmann,
editor: Ling Lee, composer: Lennert Busch, sound design: Phil Lee,
exec prod: Sonja Henrici & Noé Mendelle, production coordinator: Flore Cosquer
Scottish Documentary Institute


communities in nature

Young women from remote regions of Nepal come to Pokhara for education and training with a local NGO. They are learning to become independent and to earn their own money as trekking guides.

dir/prod/camera: Anne Milne, editor: Llng Lee, post producion sound: Manzano Linares,
colourist: John Sackey

This film was made possible with a Broadcast Media grant awarded from WorldView.
The film was broadcast on the Community Channel in September 201


Underwire Film Festival 2011 | Best Editing award

Underwire Film Festival 2011
London Short Film Festival 2012
Southside Film Festival 2012

Underwire Film Festival for Best Editing Award:
"Himalayan Sisters was chosen as the winner because of its mature and confident editing style.
The pace of cutting is led by the content of the shots, not by an artificially imposed speed.
The editor has examined the footage and let the shots dictate how long they should stay on screen.
This allows the audience to enter and explore the space in side the frame.

It was pleasing to see continuity cut sequences too. The scenes of the young women cooking
and eating together, or the child sharing a book with his sister, were delightful examples of
how a skilful editor can construct a dramatic and believable sequence.
The split screen worked well with illustrative material showing in parallel with the interviews.

A rule of thumb for documentaries is "show, don't tell!" We didn't need a voice over to describe
the impact the empowerment training had on these young women, not only on themselves,
but also on their families and the next generation.

In an effective documentary, something's got to change. There has to be some movement from A to B.
In this film we see the young women moving from the shyness of the traditional women's role,
to having the confidence to take a job or run a business. We took the journey with these young women
and it was an inspiring and heart warming journey."

Joan Leese (VET)

This is the story of a rational, sceptical woman, a mother and wife, who does not remember her dreams.
Except once, when she dreamt her horse was dying. She woke so scared she went outside in the night.
She found him dead. The next dream told her she would die herself, when she was 48.

The Edge of Dreaming charts every step of that year. The film explores life and death in the context of a warm and loving family, whose happiness is increasingly threatened as the dream seems to be proving true. From the kids reaction to their horses’ death (they taught the dog a new trick – called ‘dead dog’), the film mixes humour, science and married life as Amy attempts to understand what is happening to her. Everyone wrestles with the concept of their own mortality, but few so directly explore and confront the subject.
When Amy fell seriously ill, as her dream predicted, she went on a search to change that dream, leading her to eminent neuroscientist Mark Solms, and to new understanding of the complexity of our brains.
The final confrontation, going back into her dream with the help of a shaman, reveals a surprising twist to the tale.

In the guise of an intimate and entertaining autobiography The Edge of Dreaming explores the timeless themes of consciousness and destiny, dreams and reason. Animation, home movies and the spectacular Scottish landscape make the journey a pleasure for the senses and a celebration of the desire for life.

dir/prod/camera: Amy Hardie, film editor: Ling Lee, additional editors: Colin Monie & Michael Culyba,
additional camera: Ian Dodds & Hardie family, animator: Cameron Duguid, composer: Jim Sutherland,
sound design: Gunnar Oskarsson, Digital Colourist: Rob May, Dubbing Mixer: Sound Post Facility: Bang Post Production, Final Postproduction: Envy & Metro Ecosse

A co-production by Amy Hardie Productions, Passion Pictures and Hard Working Movies
Funded by VPRO, More 4, ZDF/Arte, POV, SAC and Scottish Screen
in collaboration with the Scottish Documentary Institute


official website:

" Poetic, hallucinatory effects and a candid, intimate perspective"
The Wall Street Journal

REVIEWS & links: Eye For Film, POV, Scotsman, The Guardian, Sight & Sound Dec 2010 (not online),
more reviews by Tue Steen Mueller, Stuart Delves and others,

IDFA 2009, 27th Jerusaml International Film Festival,
The Irish Film Institute's Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Festival, 11th Jewish Film Festival,
2101 DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver, True/False Film Fest 2010, Docaviv 2010,
12th Thessaloniki Int. Doc. Festival, DocsBarcelona 2010, Daniel Northway-Frank
Hot Docs Canadian Int. Doc. Festival, DOCNZ 2010 in Auckland and Wellington,
Beldocs 2010 in Serbia, ZagrebDox 2010, Against Gravity in Warsaw, Martha's Vineyard Film Fest,
Bergen Int film Fest, EBS tv Korea, Kos nt Film Fest, Prix Europa, Biografilm Festival in Italy,
Tribeca, Edinburgh Internation Filmfestival 2010 Awards Grand Jury Critic Prize - KIEV International Film Festival 2010

VPRO - January 2010, P.O.V. - August 2010, More4 - October 2010, ARTE/ZDF - December 2010


The films explores the standardisation of the world. Each filmmaker had to focus on an object that is integrated into daily life. I chose to focus on the Red Burqa worn by women in the Hormozgan region of Southern Iran. This short art documentary takes us behind the masks to reveal the lives of the women who wear them as well as take us on a visually stunning journey across the landscapes of Southern Iran.

dir: Roxana Vilk, camera: Maryam Gorbankarimi, editor: Ling Lee, composer: Jahleh band & M.Shahari,
sound design: Peter Vilk, prod: Noe Mendelle

Commissioned by LX films Portugal and The Gulbenkian Foundation Portugal ‘Distance-Proximity’ series of 20 films