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See 1,000 Londoners’ lives in 1,000 short films

Posted at 2:30 pm, April 23, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
1000 Londoners, Video Portrait of London

There’s a whole host of factors that make London a great place to live, but one of the most obvious is the diversity of people that reside here and how they help to create its unique cultural tapestry. Soppy but true! Over at south London-based production company Chocolate Films , a group of filmmakers are aiming to showcase this variety by embarking upon the largest video portrait of a city ever attempted, creating three-minute documentaries of 1,000 London residents. As part of the scheme, organisers are also training young people around the capital how to make their own films, with Chocolate Films hoping that this DIY content will help to add local authenticity to the project. Ranging from the story of Gliff, a former soldier who now makes a living selling replica guns, to Frank, a 14 year-old boy who’s using sleight of hand magic to tackle his ADHD, the films will feature a broad spectrum of subjects equally inspiring and entertaining.

If you’re eager to take in all 1,000 of the revealing documentaries, they’ll be available via the 1000londoners website which goes live on April 24.  For a glimpse of what to expect from the project have a gander at the trailer below.


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