Filmmaker Ellie Land worked with some groups of young people from Redcar and Cleveland, making short films about the area and what it means to them.
Participants enjoyed building on their drama and film-making skills. The group also learnt more about the area giving them a fresh and exciting perspective on the local area increasing pride and knowledge. The films were shown at a regional premiere and are available online.
This has been funded by a Northern Film and Media, using the work of early documentary filmmakers as a catalyst – in this case, specifically Marion Grierson’s travelogue ‘Beside the Seaside’.
Film-maker Yussef Nimer and creative writer Dina Murphy worked with a group of young muslims in Middlesbrough to create a film that captured and represented who they were; what their lives were currently, their thoughts, wishes & aspirations, breaking-down barriers of the perceptions of young muslims and the Islamic faith as well as engaging young people with arts activites. The film was screened as part of WorldFest10 and on the Big screen in Centre Square. In partnership with the Minority Ethnic Inclusion Team, the work created will serve as a resource for Citizenship and learning, giving positive aspirations for young people.
With thanks to Middlesbrough Council and Harmony Initiative panel for funding this project.
As a part of the Green TV project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, artist Lindsay Duncanson and RSPB staff worked with Year 5 pupils from Bader and Yarm Primary schools in Stockton to creatively explore Saltholme, its wildlife and history.