6 Months

One of five documentary films for The Open University for their Child Development and Youth module.

Following the make-or-break story of teenager, Lola, who is from a Roma family in Hungary. The challenge was to re-edit a feature film into thirty minutes. The film was shortlisted in the BUFUC Learning on Screen Award for Best Research Film.

The Client Says:

“We were working with some very intense and unique footage gathered by myself and a Hungarian colleague over a long period in a Roma community. I wanted to produce a strong, authentic piece and the close involvement in the edit led to a piece that was shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council ‘Research in Film’ awards 2015. The judges commented: ‘immensely powerful …. the ethnographic ambitions of the director are clearly delivered.’”

John Oates, Senior Lecturer, Developmental Psychology