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Dole Animators release film trailer on reality of workless life

Tue, 27/08/2013 - 10:53 -- nick

A group of unemployed people has been working on a film depicting the reality of life on the dole in austerity Britain.

Growing out of a research project that tries to bring workless people's voices to a wider audience, the Dole Animators trailer has now been released.

Working in partnership with award-winning documentary filmmaker Ellie Land,  fifteen out-of-work benefit claimants were interviewed three times as they experienced the direct consequences of various welfare reforms.

Unemployed people making animated film on benefit cuts

Tue, 25/06/2013 - 13:52 -- nick

Dole Animators, a group of unemployed people, is making a film on benefits cuts.

The group has its origins in a research project at Leeds University, through which fifteen workless people were interviewed about their experiences of life on the dole.

Having formed relationships with each other and researchers, they decided they wanted to take things further and make a film about life within a tightening benefits system, with student animators bringing their words to life.

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