Scene from Fish out of Water
"Beyond Brick Lane"
15 budding film makers took part in a project to make films that reflected the culture and feelings within Brick Lane.
The Beyond Brick Lane project was a chance for aspiring East London film makers to create a piece of work that looked at Brick Lane and it's diverse history through their eyes.
It is also a fitting way to mark the 60th anniversary of the Partition, the 250th anniversary of The Battle of Plassey and 150 years since India's First War of independence.
Participants were not only encouraged to look back at key events in history, where London met Bengal, but to also look forwards, asking; What does it mean to fit in and how can an interconnected but turbulent past best lead to a harmonious future.
The project which spanned only 2 weeks included debates, interactive workshops and multimedia training. It's the brain child of Film For Humanity a local organisation keen to promote social inclusion and provide a voice for those who are unemployed or feel socially misrepresented.
Check out the films below:
last updated: 27/12/2007 at 14:11