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Untold London - Urban Shorts


In 2005 BBC London, in partnership with New Talent and the Roots project, invited people to send in their ideas for a short film that explored Londoners' lives and stories.


Ten ideas were chosen and the winners were helped to make their films. The first five were shown on BBC London in August and the following five in October.


The films range from the story of a roadsweep to a musical about Hampstead Heath! You can watch them all here, and find out how two of the winners found the experience.


The Birdwatcher
Image from The Birdwatcher A film about a blind birdwatcher, made by Miho Sugita.
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Hampstead Heath the Musical
Image from Hampstead Heath Musical Composer Benjamin Till made this unusual musical about Hampstead Heath.
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Go West
Image from Go West Two street performers from Poland talk about life on the South Bank, made by Eddie Bohnert.
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Karaoke Soul
Image from Karaoke Soul Head to the Chinese Shopping Centre in North-West London for some karaoke soul! Made by Arjun Chatterji.
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Waste Not Want Not
Image from Waste Not Want Not Kareim El-Jamal takes a look at one of the fastest growing recycling websites.
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Floetic Lara
Image from Floetic Lara Sarah Nie Ping Jones tells the story of Lara - who discovered poetry after she was expelled from school.
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The Garden that Heather Grew
Heather Susan Hibberd's film tells the story of green-fingered Heather, whose passion for her garden inspired the community.
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The Tale of the Roadsweep
Image from 'Tale of the Roadsweep' Christopher Sabogal's film tells the story of a roadsweep, working in London to make money for his family in Ghana.
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Part of the Family
Image from 'Part of the Family' Martina has set up a support centre for Czech girls working as au pairs in London. Made by Tereza Stehlikova.
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The Jammers' Back Room
Image from 'The Jammers' Back Room' Simon runs a recording studio based in the back room of a flat he shares with his Gran. Film by Fabian Jean-Baptiste.
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