Being Here Now
Produced and Directed by Debbie Ballin
Commissioned by the Millennium Festival Fund through The Showroom Cinema Sheffield
Duration: 25 minutes
Country of Production: UK
Format: 16mm Film and DV
In Being Here Now three sixteen year old boys are taken wild camping on a remote beach in Wales. They are all from inner city Sheffield and this is a new experience for them.
The boys face the challenge of having to work alongside each other to organise food and shelter whilst battling against unfamiliar circumstances. As they do this they are asked to explore their evolving philosophical and political beliefs. They reflect on the values and attitudes they hold as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Showroom Cinema Sheffield Millennium Festival Screening 2000