Friday, 8 June 2012

Youth Day Programme: Participate!

The Youth Day Programme at Open City gives the tools of visual storytelling to young people.

  Schools working with us have been involved in film making at a grassroots level by engaging the public on knife crime, perceptions of area codes, slang and youth centres. Mentored by MyStreet professional filmmakers, secondary school students take to the street with Kodak Playtouch cameras to make a Doc in a Day, a high ask for even professionals.
Its about the issues that matter to young people, told in their voices and through their eyes.
We're proud to be screening docs made with the Poplar Grove Pupil's Referral Unit, Ernest Bevin College in Tooting, South London and the King's Corner Project amongst others.

Doc In A Day

Filmmakers with MyStreet's Doc In A Day
 Doc in a Day is part of MyStreet, a part of the year-round activities of Open City working with schools and young people to promote a true chance to have 'your story told through film' and given a public platform.

The results have been both serious and light-hearted and are available to view online here: MyStreet

Still pictures tell a thousand stories. Through participatory photography,  we're showcasing PhotoVoice's workshop to encourage positive social change. By providing support in technical know-how and stylistic guidance, the charity will be running with the theme 'Lookout London' focusing on young people's experiences of gangs and knife crime in the capital.


The participants’ work will be exhibited during the festival in the hub. Check out PhotoVoice's important work here: PhotoVoice

'My Child The Rioter' Olly Lambert / 2012 / UK / 60’

"I feel like I’ve lost my son. I’ve had to say goodbye to the person I thought I knew, and hello to the son I never knew I had.” - Liz Oppong, Pembury Estate 'My Child The Rioter'

Its been less than twelve months since London experienced riots that rocked the city, prompting a torrent of media analysis and attempts to uncover why.

 Olly Lambert's film 'My Child the Rioter' brings together families and individuals in the aftermath of Britain's summer of looting and arson.
It boils down to examining relationships beyond the soundbites and hard questions and conversations with young people and parents who together face up to the meaning of last summer's actions.
Originally conceived for the BBC Two's Wonderland.

Get tickets for the screening here. Followed by discussion with Director Olly Lambert and David and Fabiano Clark who feature in the film.

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