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Charity wants young people from Barking and Dagenham for new film-making project

PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:47 01 October 2019

The Young Foundation's filmmaking challenge will see people aged 16 to 24 making videos around issues that affect them. Picture: Young Foundation.

The Young Foundation's filmmaking challenge will see people aged 16 to 24 making videos around issues that affect them. Picture: Young Foundation.

Young Foundation

The Young Foundation is looking for a team of young filmmakers from Barking and Dagenham for a new project.

Participants will get training to use equipment, in storytelling techniques and get the opportunity to work with other young people. Picture: Young Foundation.Participants will get training to use equipment, in storytelling techniques and get the opportunity to work with other young people. Picture: Young Foundation.

Anyone aged 16 to 24 can apply for the six video workshops happening this Autumn to explore issues and challenges in the borough - including stereotypes and prejudices.

Participants will get access to training to use equipment, in filmmaking and storytelling techniques, and the chance to work with other young creatives.

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The Young Foundation's Hannah Davis said: "This project is a chance for young people in the borough to tell their story.

"You'll be thinking about challenges facing your communities and create a film as a team exploring these. You'll be involved in all parts of the process - from planning, to filming, to editing, and designing a final screening.

"There's no experience in filmmaking required, just enthusiasm and an open mind."

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 9. Young people can apply by sending a short bio and saying why they want to be on the course to hannah.davis@youngfoundation.org or WhatsApping 07535 976931.

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