‘It's not what it looks like. I'm Santa’: connecting community through film

Jones, Susan and McIntyre, Joanna (2014) ‘It's not what it looks like. I'm Santa’: connecting community through film. Changing English, 21 (4). pp. 322-333. ISSN 1358-684X

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The lived experiences of young people are becoming increasingly marginalised within the narrowly defined curricula of neoliberal contexts. Many young people are also cast within the media according to deficit discourses of youth which contribute to the fragmentation of communities and the limitation of interaction between generations. This article describes a film project in which young people living in an ex-mining community in the midlands of England worked in and with their community to create a representation of where they live. As part of the process, the young film-makers did more than connect to other people’s memories as repositories of information; both as process and as product, their film can be seen to connect shared narratives of people and place, across time and space. We argue that this project offers a timely opportunity to reflect upon the ways in which we understand learning in and out of English classrooms.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/993617
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Changing English on 12 December 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1358684X.2014.968348.
Keywords: community; place; intergenerational; youth; film; media
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/1358684X.2014.968348
Depositing User: Mcintyre, Joanna
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2017 08:53
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 20:12
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46336

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