Town film on show

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A NEW film created by youngsters about the future of Hartlepool will be premiered next week.

The eight-minute film contains interviews with Hartlepool MP Iain Wright, young people and members of the public, who were all asked what they wanted to see happen for the town in the future.

The film, which will be shown on Tuesday at 6.30pm in the Baltic Suite at the Historic Quay, also saw youngsters record talks about the situation with Corus.

Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond will be there to award Certificates of Achievement to the young people at a reception after the film is shown.

Glynis Patton, from Barnardo’s B76 Project in Church Street, said: “The appeal in the Mail for youngsters to come forward to make this film got a good response. As we’d hoped, there was a core group of 10 youngsters who learned filmmaking and interview skills, put the story board together themselves and also learned camera techniques. We also had a group of 30 other young people who were part of the process.”

The focus of the film is the jobs situation in Hartlepool, with two out of three people questioned saying that what the town needed was more jobs.

Money and expertise for the film came from Mediabox, which gives young people the opportunity to create media projects about issues that matter to them.