32 disadvantaged young people will work with filmmakers and artists to develop a ground breaking film about gang-related violence, peer pressure and sexual abuse.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 September 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 January 2011
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100214)
In early 2008 the idea was first put forward in response to a high-profile case of gang-rape, allegedly involving a group of 16 to 17-year olds in Hackney. We had been working with a group of young Londoners who wanted to unveil this issue and take ownership over a solution. Based on their own life experiences, they said the issue was not an isolated one, and it needed to be tackled.
The project will provide a platform for young people, using their own voices and stories, to dispel myths about sexual violence. By using creative media, the project will open a dialogue with new audiences around issues that are uncomfortable to discuss and difficult to address. The medium of film was identified by young people as a strong way of promoting equality and healthy relationships, because of its realism and its ability to depict subtle abusive power.
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