Martin Parr

Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory
This is an art film and a documentary rolled into one. Parr follows the path that the sweets take from ingredients to being sold, talking to those who make it, roll it and buy it along the way. Each person has their own view on the sweets, the business and the people in it – many exclaim that they will probably be there for life, working at Teddy Gray’s, because not only is it such a great company to work for, but also no one ever sees a reason to leave.
I enjoyed watching this for the factual and emotional commentary that ran throughout. I also found that I was entranced by the methodology of the sweet making – especially the team process of making rock.

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