Lockdown Diaries: made by Rife Magazine and the people of Bristol

Young people from across Bristol share their daily lives and reflections on life during lockdown in this short film.

Soon after the UK went into lockdown we wanted to see what your lives looked like. How did you adapt? What were you doing to stay busy? What did you miss? How were you feeling about the world we live in?

The responses we received completely blew us away, not just in terms of quality, but the sheer range of ideas and responses which embodied this unique period of time. It showed, despite the difficulties we have all faced in recent months, that something positive and creative can rise from it and this collaborative film we’ve all created embodies that idea.

Thank you to the contributors – Aggie Andrews, Anya Nelson, Carys Anderson, Dan Morgan-Thomas, DVA Films, Elkie McCrimmon, Emily Lunson, George Wilmott, Hannah Hier, Jack Warne, Joe Lomax, Keziah Wenham-Kenyon, Lily Baron, Lowie Trevena, Lucy Turner, Millie Wood-Downie, Qezz Gill, Rema Mukena, Solomon Ogumnefun

Editor and music composer: Keziah Wenham-Kenyon

Big thanks to everyone who contributed, this film exists because of all of you.

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Rife is Watershed‘s online magazine created for young people, by young people.

We offer paid internships and publish work by young writers, photographers, illustrators, and filmmakers from all sorts of backgrounds, helping them get into creative careers. Rife has reached over 8,000 young people through our workshops, over 220 young people have made stuff for Rife on topics ranging from mental health to identity to baked beans, and last year, over 200,000 people visited our website.

In these complex and uncertain times hearing from and supporting young people who are advocating for social change and contributing fresh perspectives has never been so important. 

Through supporting Rife you can ensure that this important work continues and that more young people have their voices heard.