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Day one : Connections

Mordecai: Day in the Life

My film, Day in the Life on an International Space Station is made entirely of archive footage. It was by far the most challenging film I’ve made. With such an abundance of source material online, finding the right clips was quite difficult. I was very happy with the end result and decided to upload it to YouTube where it can be viewed on my channel, LoadingHacks

Marys Youth Club: Bemerton: Up and Down Our Estate

Mary’s Youth Club welcomes young people aged between 10 – 19, offering a friendly, open youth club with opportunities to share, grow, learn and enjoy.

This film was made by young people on the Bemerton Estate in partnership with Marys Youth Club and Help on Your Doorstep.

The film tells the story of life on the estate as seen by young people who live there.

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube & SnapChat @MarysYouthClub

www.marys.org.uk/youthclub

BigKid Foundation: A Quarantine Movie

Behind every Kid is something big

Made during Lockdown this film explores how we use our time

Youtube BIGKID TV

https://www.bigkidfoundation.org/

Impact Youth: Acres of space 

Impact Dance is a Hip-Hop Theatre Company, Street Dance Organisation and Educational Facilitator with a UK-wide reach and a global footprint.

Founded by Hakeem Onibudo in 1995, Impact Dance continues to motivate, lead and inspire young people aged 11-19 through dance training, mentoring, national and international performances. 

Impact Youth is the performance company of the Academy and was the foundation of the company in it’s inaugural year. The company has performed at various venues and events and worked with large institutions including: Sadler’s Wells, Peacock Theatre, Nickelodeon TV, Royal Ballet School, C4 amongst others. The company have also performed internationally at the In the Picture Festival 2018 and 2019 in Amsterdam. 

Acres of Space was created during Lockdown and was born through a creative task we set. We asked our young people to consider their home space and seek out compact areas which they could use in an unconventional way. They were invited to be creative with their camera angles and manipulate the audience’s view.  This piece was created at a time with heavier lockdown restrictions. Being stuck inside was at the forefront of our minds and is very naturally expressed in the young people’s movement. 

www.impactdance.co.uk

@impactdanceuk

Music Relief: Life Under lockdown

Page to Picture was our film making course as part of our 'Enriching Lives' holiday program for 13-16 year old, which took place from Monday 03rd to Friday 7th Aug 2020.

Youtube: Music Relief Foundation

music-relief.org

Mordecai: Inventive Connections

Inventive Connections was my second entry in Dochouse's series of Lockdown based competitions. It focused itself around Hitchcock's ‘Rear Window’ but branched out into all different aspects of digital communication during a pandemic world. This style of filmmaking slowly became a series on my YouTube channel, LoadingHacks, where different films in the series can be found.

Nightshades: Scotswood Community Garden

The Nightshades youth group are 13-18 year olds who meet at Scotswood Natural Community Garden (Newcastle). We get involved in all sorts of activities, but especially like spending time outside and cooking on fires. We have funding from the Co-op Foundations Building Communities Fund to explore the issue of youth loneliness and we have been making short films as part of their #lonelynotalone campaign. 

The Covid-19 crisis meant that we had to think differently about how we could still spend time together and get through lockdown; this film was made during our weekly Zoom meetings. It was a pilot project for us, but it gives a bit of an insight into how we coped with the crisis and what life was like.

#Lonelynotalone

www.scotswoodgarden.org.uk/

Day Two: Identity

Sapphire: BLM

On 25 May 2020, George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis, USA, after being detained on suspicion of using false money. His death sparked mass activism across the world, including the UK, in support of anti-racism.  

Sanjida Rahman, Sapphire Head of Media, aged 18; interviewed young people to understand and discuss the current situation about Racism. 6 Young People aged 8 to 13 in London reflected on their racial experiences. The documentary attempts to explore how the younger generation of young people in the BAME community have been affected by the recent news. We were able to explore and discuss their experiences. We hope that this documentary does not only inspire you but we aim to use this notion to wake us up to the reality of what is going on our society.

We aim to use this documentary to unite our communities and breakdown the racial divide. For far too long our actions are impinging on the younger generation. It is time as a nation we arise and stop the segregation and unite in our differences.

These are the voices of the next generation. This is the impact that society is having on them. We can no longer keep silent. It is time we take a stand and educate, equip and inspire our generation in love and unity.

This is the Sapphire All Lives Matter Documentary.

A platform where we discuss issues that we have been too silenced about.

To get involved email the team on [email protected]

Website: www.sapphirecommunitygroup.org

Instagram: @merhametli._ 

UK Youth: EmpowHER

EmpowHER inspires young women and girls to lead change in their communities. Launched to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage, the youth programme encourages young women and girls to use their voices for positive change – just as their predecessors did 100 years ago. Led by UK Youth in partnership with the British Red Cross and Young Women’s Trust, EmpowHER addresses the worryingly low levels of wellbeing amongst young women and girls in the UK and supports them give back to their local communities through inclusive and meaningful social action opportunities. EmpowHER is a three and a half year programme funded by Spirit of 2012 and the #iwill Fund.  

The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department of Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £25 million seed funding to create the #iwill Fund. Spirit of 2012 is acting as a match funder and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund. 

Meet the next generation of powerful women.

Have you heard about our EmpowHER project? It's a project which builds young women and girls’ self-esteem and wellbeing, by providing inclusive and meaningful social action opportunities to inspire them to lead change in their communities. In February 2020, the EmpowHER team took 10 project participants to Geneva, to learn more about the Red Cross movement, humanitarian law, and female empowerment.

This is a film made by them, about their experience of meeting female leaders of change, finding a sisterhood, and eating lots of cheese fondue.

@britishredcross

@uk.youth

Alexz Educational: We are all Equal

At Alexz Youth Club we empower young people to overcome their fears, to improve their life, to discover and develop their skills and attitudes. 

Made by a young filmmaker touching words from young migrants living in London

 ‘We are all equal no matter where we from’. 

Dannah Adesanya: The Story of Josh McDowell

My name is Dannah Adesanya and I am currently studying media and communications BA in the University of Leicester. This is an independent film that I made during lockdown. 

Josh McDowell is a film about a young man bought up in an abused home, faces his greatest quest to prove religion is false. How little did he know?

Mordecai: The Life Loop

The Life Loop is my first ever short film. Being a minute and a half long, the biggest challenge was condensing all my ideas into a small and concise package. I made the film over a few weeks of writing, filming and editing. If you are interested in it, and other pieces of my work, they are all on my YouTube channel at LoadingHacks.

Impact Youth: Identity show intro

Impact Youth is the performance company of the Academy and was the foundation of the company in it’s inaugural year. The company has performed at various venues and events and worked with large institutions including: Sadler’s Wells, Peacock Theatre, Nickelodeon TV, Royal Ballet School, C4 amongst others. The company have also performed internationally at the In the Picture Festival 2018 and 2019 in Amsterdam. 

This piece was the Intro the Impact Academy end of year show “Identity’ in 2019. 

The work was choreographed by Hakeem Onibudo, Cherilyn Albert, D’Andre Elizah & Nia James

www.impactdance.co.uk

@impactdanceuk

Fitzrovia Youth In Action: I am Not the Virus

Fitzrovia Youth in Action is Camden's leading youth action charity. We empower young people to create positive change in their community and in their lives.

This film displays young peoples insight into how covid-19 is changing their lives and how interaction and behaviours have drastically changed over the last few months. It explores the idea of how young people's future may be uncertain due to school closures. It clearly states the idea that, 'I am not the virus' and delivers a hopeful message that we are going to overcome this together.

www.fya.org.uk

Youtube: Fitzrovia YouthInAction

@FYAonroad

Day Three: Choices 

New River College/The Peel/SoapBox: Stress on The Brain

Stress on the Brain was made by a group of students from Islington's New River College working with SoapBox Youth Centre, Islington CAMHS and The Peel's Direct Action Project. They talk about stress, trauma, the effect on your brain and give tips to help stay calm in stressful situations. The young people worked with industry artists  Mister Lees, Producer (@misterleesmusic, www.youtube.com/misterleesmusic) & Mikey Bharj, Editer (@mikey_bharj /www.youtube.com/user/mikeybharj)."

@SoapboxEN

CYP: Secure The Bag

After attending a job interview, best friends Emeka and Joseph, find ten thousand pounds inside a bag in a local playground. They are torn between handing the money into the police, spending it or just holding on to it until the rightful owner comes looking for it. Unbeknown to them, the bag has greater implications for their job potential than they think

Director Femi Oyeniran  Released: 2019

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-secure-the-bag-2019-online

http://www.cyproject.org/

BigKid Foundation: Through my eyes

Through My Eyes is a youth led short movie project. The Story follows a young boy who must battle between external influences and internal conflict in the hopes of honoring his dead mother.

Youtube BIGKID TV

https://www.bigkidfoundation.org/

Impact Youth: Glitter

Impact Youth is the performance company of the Academy and was the foundation of the company in it’s inaugural year. The company has performed at various venues and events and worked with large institutions including: Sadler’s Wells, Peacock Theatre, Nickelodeon TV, Royal Ballet School, C4 amongst others. The company have also performed internationally at the In the Picture Festival 2018 and 2019 in Amsterdam. 

This piece was the penultimate piece at the Impact Academy end of year show “Identity’ in 2019. 

The work was choreographed by Hakeem Onibudo and the academy dancers. 

www.impactdance.co.uk

@impactdanceuk

Fitzrovia Youth In Action: Fake News - Covid 19

Fitzrovia Youth in Action is Camden's leading youth action charity. We empower young people to create positive change in their community and in their lives

This piece is about the way that the spread of inaccurate information on coronavirus is having an impact on young people's mental health. It explores how a young person may deal with the new information received and the emotional effect it is having on a day-to-day basis. The young people named their piece ‘Fake news’.

www.fya.org.uk

Youtube:Fitzrovia YouthInAction

@FYAonroad

Pan Intercultural Arts: Joint Enterprise 

Pan Intercultural Arts is a dynamic London-based arts company using intercultural performance work to help facilitate self-expression and promote deeper understanding of our changing cultural identities.

Joint enterprise is a common law doctrine where an individual can be jointly convicted of the crime of another, if the court decides they foresaw that the other party was likely to commit that crime. 

Film first shown 24 Jul 2015, shows Jay’s story.

https://www.pan-arts.net/