This is the original, full length version of the film, more suitable for people who have a connection with the estate or are interested in modern architecture or social housing.
Residents living on The Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate (commonly known as Rowley Way) have seen their landmark estate depicted on film and TV for years, often incorrectly as a crime ridden hell-hole. As well as film crews the estate is a favourite among architects who come from all over the world to photograph and write about it.
Residents decided to make their own film exploring the ideas behind the design of the estate and in the process interviewed neighbours, the architect who designed the estate and others. An intergenerational group of residents worked with arts and educational charity, digital:works, to decide on themes and questions to explore. Throughout the production the residents learnt practical film making skills, conducted interviews and operated the camera and sound.
Rowley Way speaks for itself.
For more information about this film visit: rowleyway.org.uk