A Light / Ladd / Emberton short film. Commissioned by BBC Dance Passion and OneDanceUk


In the intertidal zone, between land and sea, three people move through three remarkable sites along Bae Ceredigion/Cardigan Bay. We start 20,000 years ago and arrive at today’s climate crisis.

Sarn Gynfelyn is revealed every low tide and looks like a road into the sea. In fact, it is a glacial moraine laid down 20,000 years ago when ice sheets melted, and it marks the beginning of the global conditions that have enabled human expansion. 

At Borth, a 6,000 year old forest flourished for a few thousand years. Submerged by the sea, it has since been re-exposed in recent storms. Sarn Gynfelyn and Borth’s forest are both cited as supporting the Cantre’r Gwaelod legend of lost fertile lands in Cardigan Bay, but the geology tells a different story. 

Moving forwards, we arrive at Fairbourne, a seaside town built on saltmarsh and English industrial wealth. It is now set to become the first UK town to be decommissioned due to sea level rise. It will be demolished and returned to salt marsh and will have existed for less than 200 years.

Watch film on BBC here.

amser / time has been shown in over 25 film festivals worldwide including: CineDans and LiftOff online


MOVING BODY Festival – Screendance / Dance Film
Sherman Oaks Film Festival – Short Film – Arthouse/Experimental
Rameshwaram International Film Festival – International Competition – Short Films & Performing Arts
Mexico City VideoDance Festival – International Section
SeeMor Films Festival – Artists films
Frome International Climate Film Festival


The British Short Film Awards – English/Northern Irish/Scottish/Welsh Short Film


Films for the Forest – Narrative Shorts
Boden International Film Festival – Best Short Film

Special Mention

Leeds International Film Festival – Dance Shorts