Yate’s young film makers

Posted on Monday 25th January 2010 at 12:24 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire CouncilSouth Gloucestershire Council is premiering two short films created by young people from the St Nicholas Youth Centre in Yate.

The films examine the lives and aspirations of young people in the area and were made in conjunction with artist Vivi Stamatatos. The films, which premier at 2pm on Saturday 30 January at Yate library with the film makers in attendance, were commissioned by the Council’s Arts Development Service for display at the refurbished library on its new plasma screens.

Road to Somewhere looks at the change in youth culture through generations, contrasting the experiences of young people today with that of their parents who were growing up in the 1980s.

What Catherine Did Next looks at the life choices, hopes and aspirations of young people living in Yate. Both films were entirely scripted and acted by the young people themselves.

Cllr Heather Goddard, executive member for communities, said: “These films provide a unique insight into the lives of young people in Yate, how they feel and how they hope to shape the future. I am delighted that they have been able to explore and record their aspirations by making the films and that the terrific new facilities at Yate Library will bring their work to such a wide audience.”

For further information, please contact Alison Catlin, Arts Development Officer on 01454 865835.

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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