digital storytelling,  Wales

Remembrance stories

Here are two stories made especially to mark the fact that 90 years have passed since the end of World War I:

Rappel – this is a music collaboration between Newport’s MC Gareth Leaman (Versatile) and DJ Jamie Winchester, Pentalk Lab, at the Riverfront in Newport. I’ve always been drawn to the storytelling aspect of rap and I think the mixing of rap with images of WWI by these two musicians gives a respectful contemporary reflection on the horrors of the Great War.

My River – children from Llandogo Primary School in Monmouth remember their relatives who fought in WWl. The device of children holding their old family photos up for the video camera is especially effective.

These were both produced by those people in the films together with BBC Wales’s Melanie Lindsell as part of Ninety Years of Remembrance. The River will be transmitted at five to midnight on BBC 1 TV on Tuesday 11 November.

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