Future Kids + 10 at Kinsale Arts Weekend
Future Kids, a children's TV series we made for Cork Community Television almost ten years ago, was the subject of a retrospective documentary, Future Kids + 10, made and screened as part of Kinsale Youth Film Festival at the Kinsale Arts Weekend. The documentary catches up with the young people featured in the original series ten years on and hears their views on how the issues covered in the series have evolved over ten years.
It was fascinating to see how some of young people, who were only eight or nine when we filmed the series, had grown up (and to catch up with some of them in person at the festival), but frustrating to see how relevant all of the messages in the series still are today and how little progress has been made in the intervening years. Thanks to Liz Creed, Transition Town Kinsale for her help back then and now and congratulations to Karla Goodman, Made to Measure Films, director of the insightful Future Kids +10 and to all the young people involved. It was encouraging to see them still as articulate and passionate as they ever were.
The original Future Kids is available online here and was made with funding from the Comhar Media Fund and the EPA.