DS30 was originally commissioned by AV Festival in 2014 and presented within the monumental lines of Dunston Staiths, a structure built on the River Tyne in 1893 to ship coal from the Durham coalfields to the world. During 2015, AV Festival tours the film to selected cinemas in the North of England and Scotland.
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