Short Stories Explore London’s Sea Of Multiculturalism [Video]
Polish filmmaker asks fellow city-dwellers to share their stories and talk about heritage.
Fascinated by her city’s multiculturalism, Polish Londoner Agnieszka Chmura has embarked on a film project to tell some of those diverse stories. She writes:
“I believe it is the ordinary people who make London an extraordinary city. The project is an insight into the real hidden London and a study of its constant flow of personalities, ideas, dreams, philosophies.”
The Londoners Project is divided into episodes by story. One subject, Anna, explains how the judgment she encounters toward her self-image — modified since she came to the city with dyed-red hair and tattoos — upon returning home makes her sad. Another, Marek, sought refuge during Poland’s communist occupation and now teaches writing to prisoners.
Chmura is seeking Londoners of other ethnicities who’d like to share their stories (and she’s seeking funding, if you’re so inclined). Check out her Facebook page for more information, and watch the first three episodes below: