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Made In England

Made in England explores the links between professional artists and the culture, geography and people of England.

In this selection of personal films artists from a diverse range of art forms describe their work, their techniques and share the sources of inspiration.

Recent Features
Minerstrike Graffic MINERS' STRIKE
Twenty five years ago the miners' strike was a key turning point in modern British history. Many thousands of people were actively involved, and the impact was felt across the country. These films explore the lives and emotions of the individuals and communities involved a quarter of a century on from the miners' strike.
Watch their videos here...
 
Headroom Graffic HEADROOM
As part of the BBC Headroom campaign, Video Nation explores inspiring ways to cope with life’s challenges. These short films suggest that being able to talk about mental health issues should be seen as a strength.
Watch their videos here...
 
Dewsbury Graffic DEWSBURY
Dewsbury has been a town in the news. No-one pretends the place has no problems, but many people are proud of Dewsbury and believe recent events have cast a shadow over their lives and the place they live. Video Nation worked with residents to make their own films portraying their views of life in the local area and what is important to them as individuals and a community.
Watch their videos here...
 
Remembrance Graffic REMEMBRANCE
There are very few people left who can remember the end of World War One first hand. But ninety years on many peoples' lives are still affected by the war which was meant to 'end all wars'. This series of Video Nation films take a personal look at some of the ways people have been touched by the Great War.
Watch their videos here...
 
Panorama image PROPERTY - HIGH ANXIETY
Video Nation has been working with Panorama to speak to people across the country about how the credit crunch is affecting property prospects in their area.
Watch their videos here...
 
Panorama image CAN WE AFFORD TO FILL UP?
Video Nation has teamed up with Panorama to take a look at how rising fuel costs are affecting motorists across England. We asked contributors to tell their personal stories about the impact of rising petrol and diesel prices.
Watch their videos here...
 
dawn chorus image DAWN CHORUS
The dawn chorus is one of nature's most beautiful sounds whether you're in the city or the country. These films give a snapshot of the natural beauty of the breaking dawn and the birds we can hear.
Watch their videos here...
 
silk screen image SILK SCREENS
When China opened itself up to the world with the Beijing Olympic - BBC Video Nation decided to take a look at Chinese communities closer to home. 'Silk Screens' explores how people link their lives in contemporary Britain with their Chinese cultural roots.
Watch their videos here...
 
White Season WHITE
What does it mean to be white and working class today? These films provide powerful personal portraits of a changing social landscape, where stories of both hope and frustration find expression.
Watch their videos here...
 
Hard Christmas HARD CHRISTMAS
Christmas can be a stressful and emotional time. We produced a series of short films looking at the tougher family stories behind the festive season for the BBC's Hard Christmas campaign.
Watch their videos here...
 
India and Pakistan INDIA AND PAKISTAN
Video Nation has produced a series of short films following the British Asian experience in the UK, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Watch their videos here...
 
Family Wanted FAMILY WANTED
What is adoption and foster care like in the UK today? Young Video Nation contributors share their personal experiences in these short films made for the BBC's Family Wanted campaign.
Watch their videos here...
 
Abolition ABOLITION
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, Video Nation contributors have produced a series of short films looking at the legacy of the slave trade on modern Britain.
Watch their videos here...
 
2012 Olympic Lives 2012 OLYMPIC LIVES
2012 Olympic Lives looks at the changes and challenges facing the people of Stratford as they chart the progress of the greatest show on earth.

Watch their videos here...
 
No Home NO HOME
November 2006
Forty Years on from the groundbreaking film 'Cathy Come Home', Video Nation has produced a series of video diaries portraying homelessness today.

Watch their videos here...
 
30 Days, 30 Communities 30 DAYS, 30 COMMUNITIES
October 2006
30 Days, 30 Communities is a series of short films made by people across the country about the life of their community in the UK and how this is affected by their cultural and ethnic background.

Watch their videos here...

 
Restoration RESTORATION VILLAGE
September 2006
Restoration and Video Nation went behind the scenes of village life to discover the importance of rural buildings to the communities they serve
Watch their videos here..

 
Weatherwatch WEATHERWATCH
July 2006
As climate change and the environment top the political agenda we look at how everyday people see the weather and climate change as part of their lives.

Watch their videos here...

 

REASON TO RHYME
May 2006
Over the past month we've been asking our contributors from around the UK to tell us about their love of performance poetry. Watch our poets discuss everything from serious issues to more light hearted matters in Reason to Rhyme.
Watch their videos here...

 
HAVE A GOOD DEATH
April 2006
We've produced a range of films to tie-in with a one off documentary on BBC 2 about changing the way we care for the dying called How To Have A Good Death. We asked our contributors to send in films about their thoughts on death and the experiences they've had of losing someone close to them.
Watch their videos here...
 
SPRINGWATCH
March 2006
March is the time of year when the natural world begins to wake up again after a chilly winter and to tie-in with the BBC TV series, Springwatch, we asked our contributors to send in their films about their thoughts and experiences of this great time of year.
Watch their videos here.
 
VOLUNTEERING
December 2005
2005 was officially the year of the volunteer. Take a look at the films made by people involved in volunteering around the UK and maybe you'll be inspired to give up some of your free time to help others too.
Watch their videos here.
 
VOICES
August 2005
Our voices are a fundamental aspect of our identity. Video Nation takes a snapshot of local voices across the UK...
See their stories here.
 
COAST
June 2005
Video Nation is reawakening the love affair with the UK coastline.
Find out what our contributors feel about their local piece of coast.
 
BITESIZE
March 2005
Getting ready for exams? Worrying about revision? You're not alone!
Watch the Bitesize collection here... .
 
TEACHERS
November 2004
The Teaching Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the teaching profession - aim to celebrate excellence and promote best practice in education. Find out what inspires our teachers...
 
FAT NATION
Summer 2004
Watch the experiences of the Video Nation contributors and how they have tried to change their lifestyles for the better...
 
Carers Carers
June 2004
However they have become carers they all have a personal and moving story to tell... See their stories...
 

 
A-Z Features

ABOLITION
AFRICA
ASYLUM DAY
BITESIZE
CARERS
CARIBBEAN SHORTS
CHRISTMAS
COAST
COMMUNITY CHANNEL
DAWN CHORUS
D-DAY
DETFORD LIVES
DEWSBURY
30 DAYS, 30 COMMUNITIES
EASTER
FAMILY WANTED
FOOTBALL
FUEL
HARD CHRISTMAS
HAVE A GOOD DEATH
HEADROOM
HEY BIG SPENDER
HOLIDAYS
HONG KONG SHORTS
IAN MACKINNON
INDIA & PAKISTAN 07
IRAQ
JOBS AND WORK
LOMOGRAPHY
MADE IN ENGLAND
MAGIC OF WINTER
MINERS' STRIKE
MOTHER'S DAY
NATURE
NO HOME
2012 LIVES: OLYMPIC DIARIES
PROPERTY - HIGH ANXIETY
RACE UK
REGGAE MUSIC MEMORIES
REASON TO RHYME
REMEMBRANCE 1918 - 2008
RESTORATION
SILK SCREENS
SPRINGWATCH
SUMMER
TAKING CARE
TALKING TEENAGERS
TEACHERS
VALENTINE'S DAY
VIDEO NATION: DRAMA
VOICES
VOLUNTEERING
WEATHERWATCH
WHITE

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