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Blast Theory

Bloodyminded

UK Wide

SJ breaks into an army base to bury the ashes of her great-grandfather, a conscientious objector during World War One. Inside, surrounded by soldiers and the ghosts of past wars, she finds a place where her certainty begins to falter.

For one night only on 14 October, the UK’s first ever interactive feature film, Bloodyminded, created by pioneering art group Blast Theory, will take audiences on a moving and disturbing interactive journey that asks us to make our own decisions about the morality of war.

Bloodyminded is shot in a single take and broadcast to cinemas and online – once and once only. Guided by the narrator, we are asked to consider our own relationship with violence – as individuals and as members of a society that continues to wage wars on our behalf. And as the story unfolds, we are invited to add our thoughts via the Bloodyminded app.

Bloodyminded has been inspired by research into World War One conscientious objectors carried out at the Imperial War Museum, and interviews with British Army veterans who generously shared their experiences of training, frontline combat, banter, bullying and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Bloodyminded is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Blast Theory is thrilled to have Pathfinder International as Media Partner, the leading resettlement magazine for the UK’s Armed Forces.

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