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What are your wishes?

I live in Somers Town, London.

In June 2013 I started filming answers to one question, ‘What are your wishes?’ – for the area.

The answers reflect the concerns and issues of an area in transition – between two huge stations, with gentrification hanging over it.

The idea was that locals would film friends, neighbours, and family and it would grow.

Some did, but mostly I did. We used smartphones, iPads, our own cameras, and help from a professional filmmaker, Peter Gazey – thank you. And most of all – those who gave of themselves on film – thank you.

The story evolved as time moved on.

So the film goes on.

I finally got funding from the Lottery – it was a way of getting views towards a consultation for a Big Local initiative for Somers Town.

All filming has been by volunteers.
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2 Comments on “About

Herman Tribelnig
June 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm

The photos at the top strike a visual analogy with the moving pictures in the B&W film ‘Somers Town’ by film maker Sue Crockford, an Islington resident. Do they?

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somerstownitslocal
June 19, 2013 at 8:55 am

Thansk! they were not influenced by that – but taken at Somers Town festivals.

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