‘Our Dundee’ – young people’s film

The Dundee Wave of Change initiative provided an opportunity for a group of young people to depict their home city through the medium of film. Young people from The Shore – a young person’s venue in the city centre – explore experiences of living in Scotland’s 4th city and capture a broad range of aspirations for Dundee’s future. A key feature of the film making process was to engage and empower the young people throughout the process of planning, scripting, shooting and editing the film – providing support as required but allowing the young people to take ownership of the project. The result is a multi-faceted exploration of Dundee today together with a range of hopes (and fears) for the city’s future.

You can watch the film in full below.

The film was premiered at Dundee Contemporary Arts on Sunday 7th October 2012 as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. The young people who made the film introduced the event and participated in a Q&A session following the showing of the film.

The young people were supported by professional film maker Jonathan Charles of D Fie Foe Productions and funding support was kindly provided by Dundee City Council and People Making Waves (the Scottish component of the Olympic Legacy Trust UK).

Use the film to prompt discussion about Dundee

We would be delighted for the film to be used by others to stimulate or support discussion about Dundee’s future, the role of young people, etc. You can download the film by clicking on the ‘Our Dundee’ link in the top left corner and then clicking on the ‘download’ button which appears under the film on the Vimeo web site. We would be pleased to hear about any events where the film is used so do let us know! If you plan to make use of the film you might also like to use the one minute preview of the film provided below.