Film maker Sue Bourne takes a camera round the street where she lives and gets to know her neighbours. Simple as that. Communities unite!
I think this is a great concept and also that its very sad that I’m using the words ‘great concept’ to describe what should be normal human interaction with one’s neighbours… participation engagement involvement and communities are sometimes just ways of re-learning things we’ve forgotten how to do – ie. saying hello to each other and getting to know what’s going on around where we live by having a bit of a chat.
When I moved from Newcastle to London a year or so ago it took a long time to get out of the habit of talking to strangers on public transport… well, I haven’t given that up entirely as yet … but I think they think that I’m the weird one!
Ah, who’s to say? :)
PS. If you don’t fancy that there’s always Mitchell&Webb’s new series on the other side!