Kumasi film wins award

15th November 2009

The Kumasi group has won a Children's Society's Children and Young People Award for their project. They came runners up for the DVD they made with Digital Voice.

The group meets regularly to help young people from all parts of the world deal with their new lives in Tyneside.

The video was their suggestion to mark the transition as The Children's Society took over supporting the group, from Save the Children. The screening took place at the Brunswick Methodist Church in Newcastle.

Project organiser Hannah Gibbin said: ”The film making project has been an incredible journey for the young people."

Project organiser Hannah Gibbin added: ”I’m incredibly impressed at how much hard work the young people have put in, the skills that they have developed in such a short space of time and the confidence that they have demonstrated through this piece of work.

"These young people are real role models to their peers. They have shown great commitment and dedication to this piece of work and should be really proud of themselves."

The packed event also enjoyed a fashion show of national outfits, including those of Afghanistan, Eritrea, China, Somalia and Kurdistan.

The young people said:

  • "The film project has been brilliant I love learning about how to do the cameras and interviewing people."
  • "I really liked this, it was scary being on film but I loved doing the filming. I love Kumasi."
  • "I have loved doing this film, can we do more like it in Kumasi but a bigger one."
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