New deadline for films to show the real Hackney

pic: Mike O'Dowd

The Hackney Life film project has extended its deadline for locals to submit videos documenting life in the borough until midnight on March 30.

The project, a joint enterprise by Hackney Museum and local production company Mosaic Films, encourages residents to record a short film about what life in Hackney means to them.

Videos can be uploaded to YouTube, and the best entries will be made into a 15-minute documentary to be shown during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The project aims to give a genuine, balanced view of the borough as told by residents.

Kerry McLeod of Shacklewell Lane-based Mosaic Films told EastLondonLines: “This film is all about giving people of Hackney the chance to have a voice, so we’re hoping they speak up.

“It’s looking to capture the rapid rate of change that the area is currently experiencing, and to create a record for future generations.”

The film forms part of Mapping the Change, a Heritage Lottery-funded project run by Hackney Museum and Hackney Archives.

For more information on how to take part, budding filmmakers can visit the project website. Completed videos should be uploaded to YouTube by midnight, March 30.


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