In an attempt to have our project assist in making a better High Street we decided to talk to the local shop owners in order to get their opinions on the contemporary situation in the street. This then turned into a set of informal interviews which would form the backbone of our video.
Earlier in the project we had found a video made by a group of shop owners with goal of bringing attention to the problems plaguing High Street. In the first video the shop owners were eager to fight back against what they saw as unjust behaviour towards them, however when we talked to them for our interview many of them seemed to have turned more pessimistic, sounding defeated.
“A graveyard of TO LET signs”
– Description of High Street from the original video