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.