In summer 2012 Greenshoots worked with approximately 20 year 8,9 and 10 students on a summer school project based around learning literacy through filmmaking. In order to research the project and to engage with the local community the young people visited a senior citizen group at Bilborough library where one member of the group was celebrating her 90th birthday.
The group worked as several mini film crews to interview many of the members. The stories that came from them were inspirational. One member told of his father who had been a fugitive from the KGB since the war, and he had found out only after his father’s death that he had a family of brothers and sisters in the Ukraine who his father had before he had to go into hiding !! Another told of his time as a rear gunner in an airforce fighter plane !!
The young people were totally inspired and wrote, acted in and filmed a trailer for their fantasy spy film ‘Discover the Spy’
A ‘Film in a Week’ project they were all very proud of.