"I Am Not De Problem". Producer. (2017)

I Am Not De Problem. Producer.

Violent gang members or disaffected non-voters: young people are represented as a problem and drain to society. I developed a programme named after Benjamin Zephaniah’s poem “I Am Not De Problem” where young people produced original films responding to issues affecting them.

 

Three original films were developed by first-time young filmmakers in the process, exploring themes of immigration, police brutality and experiences of people of colour in secondary education. 

 

Works produced were screened at Mosaic Rooms and SOAS. We hosted two debates called: Does Britain Care About Young People? which used the films as prompts for discussion. Panels were a mixture of young people affected by thee subject matter and also professionals that work with young people.

 

Poster design: Dhelia Snoussi