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1000 Londoners

Arnold Oceng #177

This film is part of 1000 Londoners, a five-year digital project which aims to create a digital portrait of a city through 1000 of the people who identify themselves with it. The profile contains a 3 minute film that gives an insight into the life of the Londoner, as well as their personal photos of London and some answers to crucial questions about their views on London life. Over the course of the project we aim to reveal as many facets of the capital as possible, seeing city life from 1000 points of view.

This video is about Arnold Oceng. As a child, Arnold got talent spotted as an actor. He never wants to give up that dream. But he also wants to be a teacher for the rest of his life. Arnold’s greatest inspiration is his mum, he says. He comes from a Ugandan family of refugees. His father died and his mother has since then been the one strong pillar supporting Arnold in life.

1000 Londoners is produced by South London based film production company and social enterprise, Chocolate Films. The filmmakers from Chocolate Films will be both producing the films and providing opportunities to young people and community groups to make their own short documentaries, which will contribute to the 1000 films. Visit