City snobs tune into that rural vibe

LIFE in Chiltern ain’t so bad for the young.

A group of children, who have moved to Chiltern from Melbourne in recent years have their thoughts on country life on camera as part of a project by ABC Open.

Their view of country living was overwhelmingly positive.

Self-confessed “Melbourne snob” Charlotte White, 15, said the laid-back vibe of Chiltern had quickly changed her pre-conceived notions of the town.

“Life in Chiltern is so much more relaxed and enjoyable than city life,” Charlotte said.

“It’s much safer, walking around town by myself or with my friends. It isn’t an issue.

“I have so much more freedom here.”

Charlotte is part of a group of seven young people from Chiltern, whose average age is 11, who filmed a short documentary entitled A Short Film About Us. It will be shown at the Cinema Under the Stars event at Oddies Creek Park tomorrow at 8pm.

Suzi Taylor, the ABC producer who worked with the group, said the children had worked hard to develop the skills needed to film a documentary.

“They really did a great job. They’ve developed such a great skill in being able to share their stories,” Mrs Taylor said.

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