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Barking film screening in castle on wheels

PUBLISHED: 09:10 05 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:22 06 October 2015

A Ford Transit van has been transformed into a castle to show a film about the past

A Ford Transit van has been transformed into a castle to show a film about the past

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Move over outdoor cinemas – there’s a whole new craze in town.

A Ford Transit van has been transformed into a castle to show a film about the pastA Ford Transit van has been transformed into a castle to show a film about the past

No less than a castle on wheels will be bringing a unique film experience to Barking this week.

Creative Barking and Dagenham has joined up with filmmaking duo Close and Remote, which have been travelling around the borough in a customised “castle” Transit van all summer, thanks to help from two local builders.

The pair have created a film called We Are What We Are which considers how work in the borough has changed in the past 50 years.

Sophie Mellor, from Close and Remote, said: “We have been travelling around the borough over the summer filming local residents talking about their working lives.

“We’ve filmed a whole range of people talking about their work – a psychotherapist, Ford workers, a bus driver, factory workers, a Tesco packer, a tree surgeon and a footballer – as well as giving an overview of how work has changed in the borough in the past 50 years.”

The Castle of Trades will also ask the question “will your job become a heritage theme park in the next 50 years” and record your answers for future workers.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing what people think about the van/castle/cinema and the short films,” Sophie added.

“We’re also making a longer ‘road movie’ – which takes viewers on a journey in a 1965 Ford Cortina around the past 50 years in the borough, meeting local people along the way.”

The Castle of Trades will be outside the parade of shops on Gascoigne Estate on Saturday from 12pm to 4pm and in Barking Town Square on Tuesday from 12pm to 5pm. 
Call 020 8594 7136 for more information.

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