Poverty and Participation in the Media

PROJECT CLIP - Documentaries: Potential and Pitfalls - The Case of Rich Kid, Poor Kid

These clips are a selection from the Poverty and Participation in the Media project, due for DVD release in May. The interviews began in summer 2008 with the most recent being shot in March this year.

Interviews were produced within Poverty and Participation in the Media Workshops. All interviews and production was conducted by participants.



In November 2008 Channel 4 screened Rich Kid, Poor Kid as part of their 'Cutting Edge' series. The film looked at the contrast and also the proximity of wealth and poverty in London. Set in Stockwell, it follows two teenage girls, one from an affluent background in a desirable neighbourhood; the other from the council estate down the road. 

Here, local residents question the film's portrayal of their area and discuss the impact the film has made on their community.

An interview with Zac Beattie, the director of the Channel 4 film, can be viewed here.

These clips, along with footage from other Spectacle projects, can also be viewed in the Archive.

To view related articles and discuss issues raised in these clips please visit the Spectacle Blog.


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