How does it feel for teenagers newly arrived in Scotland?

A friend told me about an interesting television programme which they had watched recently. I was able to find and view it thanks to the marvel of the Channel 4 replay service.

 

The short film “Parliamo Glasgow” which is part of the “Coming Up” series for young film makers,  deals with the difficulties faced by a Polish teenager, after moving into a high rise flat in Glasgow. I feel that in 23 minutes it clearly presents the pressures which young people experience and how they are forced to rely “on the kindness of strangers” – often assuming responsibilty beyond what would have been expected in their home country. 

 

Some of you may find it rather “naff” but I would thoroughly recommend it everyone.

 

Click on this link to view the programme on line.

 

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/coming-up/episode-guide/series-3