Telling Lives was part of the BBC's social media output from the early 2000's (along with Video Nation). These sites focused on "digital stories" where members of the public made short films about their personal stories and experiences. The Telling Lives project ended in 2005.
The Telling Lives website was closed in 2011. It was no longer being updated and the quality of the online video no longer meets current technical standards. The filmed stories have been added to the BBC archives.
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