Four short films launched by Enagh, Raphoe, Clooney, Ballymagroarty
A cross community project to explore community relations issues including murals, policing and crime has launched four short films made by local young people.
Young people from Enagh, Raphoe, Clooney, and Ballymagroarty worked with The Playhouse Street Talk Project to create the films, launched at The Playhouse on Thursday, October 3.
The films, ‘Connection=Disconnected’, ‘Stranger Danger’, ‘Superheros’, and ‘Not in my Name’, were created in conjunction with NoBigEgo Productions.
The launch will also display art work created with local mural and graffiti company UV Arts and a piece of electronic music created by the young people with DJ Jonny.
The Playhouse Street Talk Project allows young people to use the arts to discuss issues that affect them in their everyday life and communities. This give the chance to talk about and break down community relations issues felt by both communities with the aim of promoting friendships and understanding of different cultures.
Street Talk also provides opportunities for young people to meet with and share creative skills with their local neighbourhood PSNI Officers.
"The kids led the projects with their creative ideas and energy and experienced new processes that are used in the industry - through idea generation, planning, development, production and post production” James McGarrigle of NoBigEgo Productions said.
“The kids also learnt basic techniques in graphic design/illustration/animation, photography, video capture/editing and motion design and even got to experience cutting edge 360 capture/editing techniques and technologies. We hope that through this story-telling experience, some kids may now have a new interest that points them towards new pathways within the creative AV industries."
A project supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
The Playhouse Street Talk Project is funded BBC Children in Need. The Playhouse is core funded by the Arts Council for Northern Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council and Community Relations Council of Northern Ireland
More information is available on (028)71268027.