On 1 July 2016, thousands of volunteers took part in a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. ‘we’re here because we’re here’ was a UK-wide event commissioned by 14-18 NOW, conceived and created by Jeremy Deller in collaboration with Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre.
The secrecy of the event extended to the filmmakers in the different cities and I had no idea of what I would witness that day.