Film & Photography Projects
Wimbledon BookFest partners with Chocolate Films to teach young people film making skills. We work with University of Roehampton film students and 6th formers from local schools.
Our 2020 film making project will focus on Hidden Black Histories. Wimbledon BookFest will be producing a series of short films with writers and artists, highlighting someone of their choice from British history. The films will be relased later in the autumn.
PAST FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECTS
Sixth formers from local schools took part and made short documentary films profiling individuals from the local community as part of the London wide project 1000londoners.com.
Participating Merton and Wandsworth schools are St Mark's Academy, Southfields Academy, Graveney, Wimbledon College, Raynes Park High, Ricards/Rutlish (RR6) and Ursuline High. See what they felt about being involved in the projects. Click Here.
Each series are in the playlists below. They will play sequentially by default, but you can navigate to a specific video after clicking PLAYLIST in the top left hand corner.
The films are in the playlist below. They will play sequentially by default, but you can navigate to a specific video after clicking PLAYLIST in the top left hand corner.
The project themed Decades highlights the differences and similarities of Londoners living a different decade of their life, from 9 to over 90. Film subjects included poet Kayo Chingonyi, Ursuline Nun Sr Una, and human rights lawyer Stephen Grosz. Not surprisingly war was a defining theme for those over 60 with issues of identity strong for the younger groups. A common thread - a sense of life choice not always being as expected.This project was funded by the Wimbledon Foundation.
Take Ten 2016
Short documentary films profiling individuals from the local community as part of the London wide project 1000londoners.com. Film subjects included actor Arnold Oceng, literary agent Peter Straus and doctor Siyana Shaffi, who is running a project with refugees in Greece.
Fifty Faces 2015
In 2015 Wimbledon Foundation supported a photography project 'Fifty Faces' Celebrating Merton's 50th year and the diversity and dreams of its young people.