The workshop led by Liverpool's Tenantspin in Kontula finished with success yesterday.
The Tenantspin delegation - artist Alex Harrison, FACT Communities programme leader Laura Yates and Anfield/Breckfield residents Lucy Gonzalez ja Ian McNeill - worked with members of the Symppis community centre in Kontula during a hot May week. They co-produced a short film which was shot on Kontula locations and gives a humorous form to issues of loneliness and silence discussed in the group.
The process continues with a similar workshop in Liverpool and the resulting films from two neighbourhoods will premiere in the Media Facades 2010 festival. The warm bond created between Helsinki and Liverpool will certainly lead to further community media and art exchanges between the two cities.