Students and teachers from Mulberry and St. Paul’s Way, together with Queen Mary undergraduates, presented their film ‘Mind the Gap’, on stage at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris, last Friday 5th June.
Around 300 children and young people were in the cinema – nearly 1000 over the three days of screenings, from all over Europe, and Brazil, Cuba, and the France ‘outre mere’ territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Everyone had made short ‘film essais’ around the theme of ‘L’Intervalle’ – how film-makers use gaps and spaces to tell stories.
The brief everyone worked to was to create a story in which a character becomes envious of a group situation that s/he was excluded from, before being distracted by another character, whom s/he follows. The THAMES film, Mind the Gap, is in the previous post here; after the photo slide sow below is a L’Intervalle film made by 8 and 9 year olds at l’ecole Aristide Briand in Paris, called ‘The Girl with the Cello’.