Wales

Ysceifiog Festival: Young film-makers step back in time

  • 23 June 2013
  • From the section Wales
Media captionThe short film sees the children discovering old pictures of village life

A video made by children with video trickery allowing them to step back in time to learn more about their ancestors has been shown at a village festival.

One centrepiece of the Ysceifiog Festival in Flintshire is the short film featuring youngsters learning about the village in days gone by.

It sees the children discovering old pictures of village life before appearing to pop up in old photographs.

The three-day festival runs to Sunday.

Workshops were held in the six months before the event to allow people to learn new skills, including film-making and mosaics, and a community choir was formed.

Chris Oakley, who led the film-making workshops, said: "When they came up with the idea of today's children interacting with the history of the village and, in particular, walking into the old photographs I knew it was technically possible, but very ambitious.

"I think they've created a really amazing film."

Festival organiser Andrew Coomber said the film had brought people together.

He added: "It's also brought the history of the village to life - not just for the young people who appear in the film, but for everyone who has seen it."

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