Byker (1983)

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About the working class community of Byker, situated on the north bank of the Tyne, where the filmmaker went to live in 1969. Over the following twelve years she photographed the people and the place. The film is a testament to the photographs she took and to the stories and the spirit of the people of Byker. With the help of dramatised sequences, the film examines the implications of redevelopment, comparing traditional communal values with the consumerism and isolation of modern life. Shown on Channel Four Television in the People to People slot.

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