An aspiring film maker is calling on the residents of Croydon’s New Addington estate to tell their positive stories about the community for a new documentary to be called “CR-Zero”.
Emma Robery, 20, is the local student behind the idea. Robery decided she wanted to underline community bonds and break down some of the negative stereotypes that blight the locality.
Robery said: “The aim of the documentary is to show viewers how strong the community is and to give the estate a more positive name.”
Despite being involved with various projects during her years of studying at Ravensbourne University, Greenwich, CR-Zero will be her first independent and original work.
Filming for the documentary, which will form part of Robery’s degree, began on April 26 and will end next week. The documentary will offer snapshots of businesses and community groups in the area who will then be able to use the footage for promotional use.
Despite frequent negative publicity – often relating to crime – Robery insists: “People who live in Croydon are stereotyped; it really isn’t as bad here as people make out. I think it’s all down to the media.”
If you have any stories, Robery can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org