University of Sussex Degree Show 08 - Media Practice and Theory

London 2012 - The Legacy Games?

By: Ivor Davies


The inspiration for making this film was to highlight the problems that have risen from Londonís successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics. Many issues have come about from this extremely expensive venture, including the relocation of residents and businessí with very little consultation. This film gives a voice to the local population who are at the heart of this transformation.

The observational style of this film was influenced by filmmakers such as Moira Tierney, and Viktor Kosakovsky, with their demonstrations of what one person and a camera can achieve, however these ideas have been expanded to incorporate a more detailed soundtrack with music and interviews.

Footage taken from the east London area that will host the majority of the London 2012 games illustrate interviews with four local residents, a student, a social worker, an environmental engineer and a representative from the London Development Agency all of whom have experienced first hand the changes in East London.

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The show will open with a bang on Thursday 15th May; this will be the first opportunity to see the culmination of three years hard work from the Media Practice and Theory finalists. There will be a drinks reception to kick start the evening, with a chance to view the fantastic photography and interactive projects on display throughout the building. Following this, screenings of this year's documentaries will take place at 5pm and 8pm. This will be the first chance to see the 2008 MPT films, and food and drink will continue to be served throughout the evening. This night promises to be an extraordinary showcase of talent from one of the most innovative courses on offer at the University of Sussex - definitely not one to be missed!

Due to limitations of space, we regret that the opening night is attendable by invitation only. However we welcome requests for invitations from anybody currently working in the media. If you are employed in a relevant field and would like to attend, please get in touch and we will try to arrange an invitation.


Relentless Optimism

By: Emma Davies
Julie Sowa

A closer look at east London's nu rave subculture through the eyes of one of it's key players: singer, stylist and fashion muse Namalee Bolle


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