This is Stanley Graham's 'answer' movie to the movie I made about him, 'For Stanley'. At the time (Spring 2001) I was trying to persuade BBC Wales to let me go round the country with a van full of kit visiting village halls, miners' institutes and welfare halls, teaching people how to make their own short TV programmes using the new portable tools of digital production. However, apart from a course I'd attended at the centre for Digital Storytelling in California, I'd never tested the process. Would it work?
Stanley made his movie on his kitchen table without any help from me. It's a bit lo-res but none the less meaningful for that. It plopped through my letterbox one morning and, as soon as I played it, I was overjoyed. For it proved with knobs on that what I wanted could be made to happen. And it did.
Two years later, the team the BBC gave me to help deliver the project, by then called Capture Wales, won a BAFTA Cymru.
The archive of the many hundreds of stories we helped our workshop participants to make is now held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.