DUGOUT! The Little Herberts
Dug Out! - a unique film/theatre experience
"You have to be really brave to do it."
"I was scared at first in the air raid, I was starting to act
scared and then I really started crying, thinking it was real."
Ellie May, aged 7.
"I think you really captured it, it was very frightening " Mary
Wade, aged 69.
A stirring documentary using a controversial method of film making
to capture children's emotions as they recreate a war time experience.
Follow children as they endure a Home Front Training Camp led by
the eccentric Whissell and Williams from the Ministry of Information.
This film explores a comical and moving child's perspective on
war, peace, survival and propaganda. Produced by The Little Herberts
aged 6-14, under the guidance of theatre/film practitioners Richard
Talbot and Carran Waterfield, using original World War 2 memories
and artefacts from the Coventry Blitz.
The film is introduced by "Whissell and Williams from the Ministry
of Information". The screening is followed by a round table discussion
with the artists and The Little Herberts who created the film.
Funded by Arts Council England (West Midlands), Coventry Arts and
Heritage and Screen West Midlands.