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Tales from the Credit Crunch

Tales from the Credit Crunch is the result of an 18 month intergenerational film project made by Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire as part of the Generations Together programme.

Filming Tales from the Credit CrunchThe project aimed to encourage volunteering and learning opportunities for all ages. It involved over 200 local participants who shared their experiences and views on managing money which were captured on film by a volunteer film crew.


Have a look of pictures from the shoot in our Credit Crunch gallery.

A free screening of Tales From The Credit Crunch was held at Worcester Arts Workshop on 17 August 2011 as part of the Worcester Festival celebrations!


The film crew were part of a team of volunteers working on the project, the youngest being 18 and the oldest 82. With the support of a local production company, they learnt how to use a professional HD camera for filming interviews with participants.


Over the course of 10 months volunteers undertook a variety of creative and technical roles within the project, developing and sharing skills.


The result is a 40 minute film exploring the impact of the credit crunch upon Worcestershire's residents looking at how people of different ages have been affected by the latest recession.


It examines generational attitudes to managing money and surviving hard economic times, offering an interesting snapshot of local people's lives which can be enjoyed by all ages.


Generations Together logoA DVD of the film is available from Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire for a suggested donation of £2.00 to cover postage and packaging costs.


It is designed to encourage dialogue on various topics and is suitable for use in classrooms as an educational resource and within the wider community as part of intergenerational based work and reminiscence activities. Contact us to purchase a copy.


Watch a preview of the video below, or visit our YouTube channel for more.