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Participatory Film Project

"One of the best things I've ever done in my life. I enjoyed all of it and I'm so proud" said one of the participants. Government Minister Roseanna Cunningham adds "A fantastic little advert, not just tackling sectarianism, but a very creative and positive way for a community to begin to re-imagine itself"

A short film about the big gap between the reputation and the reality of our neighbourhood: Bridgeton, Glasgow. Residents Nessie Howard, Nancy Humphries and Mary Alice McLellan subvert the stereotypes.
A media co-op production for Community Safety Glasgow and Sense Over Sectarianism.
Featured on STV television as well the press. Winner of Most Innovative Media Campaign award from Safer Communities Scotland

In participatory style, media co-op facilitated a series of workshops for Nessie, Nancy and Mary Alice to create their own film. They learned how to operate the camera and sound kit, they came up with the concept, script and cast. media co-op supported them throughout the production.


And meanwhile … behind the screens ….

The launch of the film was standing room only event. The project also got lots of media coverage including an 11 minute feature on STV, and feature articles in the Evening Times and the Daily Record. During the Commonwealth Games 2014 the film was projected on to local windows.

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Media Co-op