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 was supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Born 1990 was originally conceived as an in-person project, with relaxed, face-to-face interactions taking place in different locations throughout the Half Moon building, creating an informal and conversational atmosphere between the young people and interviewees. However, due to COVID-19, the films were recorded on Zoom, which has a more formal environment, and created some unexpected difficulties with internet speed and camera quality.
We hope you enjoy the films and learning more about some of the people who can give different insights into what is happening in Tower Hamlets right now and what we might see in the future.