A series of 12 workshops with 20 young people (2 groups of 10, based in 2 areas within the borough of Camden), who will come together in the creation of a short film working with the format of a fight scene and aiming to raise awareness and share experiences of violence in Camden.
The program aims to develop tools for translating communal knowledge into thoughtful action and advocacy as well as to stimulate critical thinking and ability to identify and express forms of violence. We will facilitate investigation of practices of collective self-defence, particularly in relation to the pressures of gang culture and demands social media make to “join in” / conform.
A key aim is to create space and time, in collaboration with young people, to be creative, present, caring, thoughtful and socially conscious of Camden right here right now. Therefore we consider participants of the program as researchers working towards making a film raising consciousness of issues relating to violence, it follows that the young people will receive a fee for their contribution.