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Youth film to examine Bermondsey life 40 years after Thames TV documentary

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The Downside Fisher Youth Club has launched a project to create a new film and photography exhibition inspired by the 40th anniversary of 'We Was All One', the 1972 Thames Television documentary about Bermondsey life.

Youth film to examine Bermondsey life 40 years after Thames TV documentary

The film project – which is a partnership with local tenants' and residents' associations and tenant management organisations and Storymakers TV – was awarded a 20,000 grant by Southwark Council's Joint Security Initiative earlier this year.

Using film and photography and building on the 1972 documentary We Was All One young people will explore the history of Bermondsey and reflect through their own and others' experiences on Bermondsey as it is now.

The original Thames Television film was directed by Ken Ashton and produced by Jeremy Isaacs. Public screenings have been held this year at Downside Fisher Youth Club and the Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club.

By working on this intergenerational project, young people will develop their interview, photography and film-making skills to create a new film – to be premiered in March 2013 – and photography exhibition under the title We Are All One.

The project is looking for local young people and families to be interviewed talking about Bermondsey and how it has changed.

Downside Fisher is also looking for young people aged 13-24 who would like to develop their film-making or photography skills by taking part in the project.

To register your interest and for more information please email project support worker Schenell Stephens on [email protected] or 07960 070117.

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