Born 1990 (2021)

White Horse Road
8 Jul - 8 Jul 2021
Interviewing for Born 1990

A captivating and poignant series of filmed interviews with people who work in Tower Hamlets, who also celebrated their 30th birthday in 2020.

Young people from three of our Youth Theatre groups spent two months working with filmmaker Justin Allder to capture the insights of seven people who work in different sectors in the borough who were born in 1990, the year Half Moon was established as a young people’s theatre. We ask them about the developments in their sector, the way Tower Hamlets is changing and their views on the impact of the pandemic, an additional insight we had not expected to explore when we first designed the project.

Born 1990 | 2020 was part of Half Moon’s 1990 | 2020 project, celebrating 30 years as a young people’s theatre. The other activities were: Snapped 1990 and Happened 1990.

Born 1990 was supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Cast List

  • Katy Jewell Year 6 Teacher, Mayflower Primary School
  • Sabiha Khanam Volunteer Coordinator, Poplar HARCA
  • Halima Khanom Heritage Officer (Learning and Participation), Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
  • Alex Portlock Development Manager, Hadley Property Group
  • Tom Simper Actor, Facilitator and BSL Performer and Interpreter, Half Moon Theatre

Creative Team

  • Justin Allder Filmmaker
  • Alice, Arsema, Elizabeth, Ibrahim, Lola, Matis, Matthew, Mikyas, Nehan, Olivier and Sakura Interviewers

Born 1990 Interviews

Interviewing for Born 1990: Image Gallery

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