Selly Oak Community Response

August 2020

Documentary film – 11:01 minutes

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of University of Birmingham students and local community members felt compelled to act. They set up a grassroots foodbank in one of their houses to distribute donations from students moving away. Since then the operation has grown rapidly, moving to larger premises, coordinating a complex network of volunteers – all to be able to send parcels to hundreds of people in need.

This film documents the typical work they do through the voices of those involved. It looks at the way a university and local community have come together at a time of crisis.

Featured on a Midlands Movies article, a spotlight feature they ran on me and the three films I made between June-August 2020.

For more information, how to get involved, donate or receive a parcel:

To donate financially via their GoFundMe page:

The film was also shown through the University of Birmingham’s account here:

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