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We celebrate here the achievements of the young filmmakers who participated in phase 1 of our Hackney Roots project. On Friday May 2nd 2014, over two hundred young people from JCoSS in Barnet and King Solomon in Redbridge came to the Hackney Picturehouse to see for themselves how Jewish Hackney and the East End has been represented on film in decades past.

The winner and runner-up of the filmmaking competition were announced as well as those who were highly commended:

 

WINNER

Hannah Kieve – JCoSS

 

RUNNER UP

Jacob Freedland – JCoSS

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Razaq Bashorun, Daniel Kidner and Saul Levene  - King Solomon High School

Joel Carstairs, Saul Freedman, Jamie Pannick and Jacob Schapira - King Solomon High School

Jamie Liddle and Akshay Patel - King Solomon High School

 

To contextualise the young people’s films, the audience was treated to a screening of Robert Vas’s classic documentary The Vanishing Street about Hessel Street; the short comedy drama The 10th Man set in Sandy Row synagogue; and a personal account of The Battle of Cable Street.  After the screening there was discussion about representation of the Jewish East End with competition judge and filmmaker Jes Benstock and Lord Maurice Glasman.

 

Hackney Roots filmmaking competition 2014

Winning Films

The individual winning films reflect young people’s personal perspective on Jewish life in Hackney and the East End:

 

 Winner: Hannah Kieve – JCoSS

 

 Runner Up: Jacob Freedland – JCoSS

 

 Highly Commended: Razaq Bashorun, Daniel Kidner and Saul Levene – King Solomon High School

 

 Highly Commended: Joel Carstairs, Saul Freedman, Jamie Pannick and Jacob Schapira – King Solomon High School

 

 Highly Commended: Jamie Liddle and Akshay Patel – King Solomon High School

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Celebrating at the Hackney Picturehouse May 2nd 2014

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