The Jellied Eels Project

 

This film is from a group project on jellied eels in response to a university brief. The product was a short documentary film. Our research process was the outcome; talking, tasting and understanding the jellied eel was vital!  ​

Barney's seafood and Manze's pie and mash shop were our first ports of call. We were grateful for the folks at Barney's who allowed us to see the entire jellied eels making process. The hospitality surrounding the jellied eel emanates from those who love it and it's second to none.

The story of the jellied eel draws parallels to other lost traditions eclipsed by something newer and shinier.The empathy we felt for the jellied eel was expressed in a frustration at its decline, even though none of us could stand the taste.

LUCY GASTON