Feeding Lewisham - Food Banks in crisis .London, one Communities inspired story shot during Covid lockdown

This is a short film using film talent laid of during Covid, with no work I produced a short inspiring film to show and record how one community organised without state or Government support to help thousands get through the crisis and access food

  • Cara Bowen
    BBC . Channel 4 . Channel 5.
  • Cara Bowen
  • Ray Barron-Woolford
    Liberty Stage Play
  • Alice Thompson
  • Alice Wylie
    BBC . Channel 4
  • People of Lewisham London
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    HD 1080
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Cara Bowen

Cara Bowen is a producer and director, known for Jo Brand's Cats & Kittens (2017), Dom on the Spot (2016) and The Undateables (2012).

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Director Statement

Cara Bowen, a freelance documentarian and television producer, oversaw the small project. She said: “I heard about the plan through Twitter and wanted to get involved. There were a couple of other producers that were already participating but because I had a camera kit, I and another director filmed it. I got the editor, music designer and colourist, all who worked on the project for free.

Bowen added: “I wanted to help out my community and was able to offer my skills and equipment, neither of which I was using! I also felt very passionate about the subject, I think the overall message we wanted to convey was poverty. Poverty is the real issue here and COVID has thrown light onto it. Money is being tossed at COVID without trying to find solutions to the systemic problems that have affected our communities for generations, especially people of colour. Without much help from the councils or government, communities have come together to provide for those in need, and that’s what Ray’s documentary really emphasises.”