Quarantine

Quarantine is a stop-motion short film by Astrid Goldsmith, about a troupe of Morris-dancing badgers living in the shadow of a borderland quarantine facility. It was commissioned by the BFI and BBC4 as part of their prestigious Animation 2018 talent scheme and screened to a capacity audience at the BFI before being shown on BBC4.

The 13-minute film’s orchestral score is interwoven with elements of traditional folk and world music (which often occur sequentially if not simultaneously), following the exploits of a diverse cast of characters.

The film is available to watch for free on the BFI Player website.