Elaborating on the activism of the young people involved in the ‘Mirror the world’ SS16 show, this post focuses on the youth organisation ‘Fully Focused’.
Fully Focused Productions are a genuine youth led media organisation that use the power of film to challenge perceptions, raise awareness, change mindset and transform lives. Led by a young team tackling issues most important to young people and communities throughout the UK and beyond, making documentaries, films, news report and online content.
Fully Focused was founded in 2007 by Teddy Nygh & Nicky Bedu with the aim to reflect the true diversity and issues of Great Britain. The documentary they made called ‘Riot from Wrong’ covers the shooting of Mark Duggan & the August 2011 London riots from the perspective of the people on the streets & local communities & gives another view to that of the mainstream media. Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/120496288
Another of the films Fully Focused have made is an informational one called ‘Y-Stop’ about what to do, how to react & your rights if the police stop you for a routine ‘stop & search’.
These films have not been on the mainstream media but are being marketed as informational films for schools & can be purchased through their website.
Fully Focused are currently making a video for young people to get more engaged in protesting, especially for the big demonstration on the 29th November. The film is to get young people on the streets marching about climate change. Climate Revolution will be holding a bloc where young people can join us and march with Vivienne…More to come.
A thank you to Jake Whyte (on the far right in the top photo), one of Fully Focused’s Young Team, for taking part in the show & thank you again to photographers Portia Hunt & Kamil Kustosz for their photos from the show.