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.

The animated film will be released in November 2013, and it will be shown to politicians and policymakers to try to bring home to them the difficulty of living on benefits.

The project has a Facebook page, and a trailer has just been released.

The participants are workshopping ideas right now and have already started animating, so look out for more clips on YouTube soon.

Watch the trailer here

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