Childhoods

An affecting archive documentary created for The Open University to use in their Child Development and Youth module.

The Brief:

To make an archive documentary to show globally how children are brought up, socialised as well as the cultural differences in bringing up children.

The Challenges:

To find very varied archive material we could use and within budget from Iceland to Brazil.

Our Response:

Using a rights-free map and BBC archive we created a thought-provoking documentary. The film looked at childrens’ development and socialisation across Brazil, India, The UK, as well as with the Inuit people of the Arctic Circle and the Kombai people in New Guinea. No voiceover and no text gave the footage the maximum impact to the leaner of the radical differences shown.

The Client Says:

“This was a complex project, working with special access to BBC archives, and the whole project from research through to final product was brilliantly managed by Hamlett Films and the director with whom I worked.”

John Oates, Senior Lecturer, Developmental Psychology