Our StreetVoice group have created a knife crime short film created from real stories from the streets of Great Horton!
Over the past few months, we have been working with a group of Eastern European young people to find out what issues impact them and what they are most passionate about.
The young people came to life in front of the camera and behind the scenes to bring their ideas to life! Check out these behind-the-scenes pics.
Their gritty and intense film showcases the consequences of carrying a knife and dives into what gang violence amongst young people can look like and how easily situations can escalate.
The short film was created on street corners, their local park and community centre, giving the film a raw and real atmosphere. The group even showed their talent and hard work when they partnered with local PCSOs who starred in the film and hosted a knife crime workshop for the group.
The film is shot from the perspective of both gangs to demonstrate the numerous consequences of knife crime and gang rivalry. The piece explores themes of friendship, revenge, and violence.
A massive thank you to all the organisations involved from Bradford South Youth Service, West Yorkshire Police and Great Horton Community Centre for their support and partnership.
Thank you to our funders Leeds Community Foundation, Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund and Pears youth fund!