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Life in Barnet captured on film

A library in Barnet. Photo: Charles Honderick and Roger Tichborne

A film has been made about life in the London Borough of Barnet and it is being screened at the Phoenix Cinema in Finchley.

The film explores how the people of Barnet are coping with changes to parking, cuts to care budgets and how the council's One Barnet outsourcing programme is changing the lives of residents.

The film features interviews with residents from all walks of life in Barnet detailing their experiences of life in 2012.

It includes interviews with Olympic Torchbearers, gold medal winners from the special Olympics, local business people and stories from carers and disabled people. These are interspersed with some of the landmark sites and recent events in Barnet.

Watch clips of the film below:

The film is the follow-up to the highly claimed Tale of Two Barnets and has been directed by Charles Honderick and produced by Roger Tichborne. The film has been made in direct response to requests from local people who saw A Tale of Two Barnets and wanted to see the stories behind the stories.

After the success of the first film, many people approached the director and producer and wanted to participate in a follow-up. The production team found that A Tale of Two Barnets had only scratched the surface of the story. This film lifts the lid on the real life stories of the people you never get to see and tells you the stories that the council don't want you to hear.

The response to the film (A Tale of Two Barnets) has been overwhelming. So much has changed and moved on since January, when we finished filming the film.

I have been inundated with requests to make a follow-up. We have also received several donations from ordinary members of the public to help with the costs. It reached the point where it would have been impossible not to make a follow-up.

– Charles Honderick