Little White Truths
by Bill Cort
tell us about yourself:
Born in Manchester, 1945, where, despite a loving, understanding,
and very supportive family, and a potentially liberating education, I
spent the first twenty odd years of my life trying to 'conform' and 'fit
in. In 1969 I fell incoveniently in love, got a job working in the theatre,
and learned to value and celebrate my differences and eccentricities,
which I hope I still do.
your story about?
My story is about dressing up and playing roles. How throughout our lives,
we put on costumes and embark upon performances. Often not really understanding
the plot or its consequences, how right is the same as stage left from
a different angle. How taking a second look can change meaning, and how,
however hard we try, the best we can hope for is to end with a good character
you choose to tell this particular story?
I chose to tell this story because throughout my life Ive watched
men and women try to fulfil, what appear to be, heroic fantasies, which
has often meant in reality, that others have suffered, and even died.
Im still not so cynical, and just brave enough, that I will go on
pleading that we should learn how to play and that children who dont
learn to make things often learn to make war.
the experience of making your digital story like?
Making my digital story was a liberating and inspiring experience. The
standard of teaching was truly exceptional. The team maintained a supportive
and creative atmosphere, which made it seem easy to conceive, create and
edit our stories.
It was one of the most enjoyable learning experiences Ive had in
all my adult life.