In recent years a number short documentaries have been made by community activists and residents in the Greater New Lodge to highlight issues affecting the local neighbourhood. Given their low budget nature they may lack some of the gloss and finesse of big mainstream productions. However the films authentically reflect important grass roots perspectives of community life that are often hidden and even excluded from the mainstream view. Each in its own way has something significant to say.
13 Days in August
August 2019 and the mainstream media portray images of bonfires and street trouble in the New Lodge ignoring the real story about this proud and vibrant community.
On Our Doorstep
Local residents and community activists describe the negative effects of large urban projects such as the new Ulster University and the planned York Street Interchange on the local social and physical environment.
Our Place: Our City
Young people make a film on the future of the local neighbourhood within the context of city regeneration as projected in the City Councils ‘Belfast Agenda’.
Safer Streets- Urban Regeneration
A number of local community groups from the New Lodge Community Empowerment Partnership come together to develop a Social Action Project in collaboration with residents living in the Seven Hills section of the area.
North Belfast Lantern Festival 2019
Led by Ashton and delivered by New Lodge Arts, one of the biggest annual Autumn events in the city reaches its 10th anniversary.
COVID- New Lodge Lockdown 2019
Local community and youth groups spring into action doing what they can to counteract the isolation and hardship of local people in the face of a deadly pandemic.
New Lodge Arts
Belfast Bohemian Productions
Belfast City Council
Northern Ireland Executive
New Lodge Housing Forum
Greater New Lodge Safer Streets
Newington Housing Association
Ashton Community Trust