We’ve just secured a development deal with Current TV, for a 6x60m observational documentary series that aims to document various lives over the summer in Hackney. Through intimate portraits of children, parents, charity workers, community leaders, as well as gang members past and present, we aim to interweave character led stories that illustrate the complex social issues and problems that face London youth today. As an antidote to the often shallow coverage, and negative portrayal of young people in mainstream news media, we hope to find positive stories that surprise viewers, and give a better understanding of some of the barriers to progress.
We’re interested in hearing from those directly affected – whether a young person, community leader, or an affected resident. If you’re interested in speaking to us in confidence, please email Emma Whitehead on firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you.