When Gateshead met Ghana: Two Communities, Two Continents, One Friendship.
More than 20 young people from the Deckham area of Gateshead, plus their youth workers.
To celebrate a ground-breaking project by young people from Gateshead to help a village called Shia in Ghana, and provide a engaging DVD which could be used by the young people to broaden the numbers taking part in this sort of project in Africa.
Support the young people to:
The resulting documentary was 30 minutes in duration.
The film was launched at The Sage Gateshead. A village representative Mr Justus Kwame Avudzivi travelled 3500 miles to take part. More than a hundred people heard the plans of the young people and saw the video about their work in Africa and saw a musical performance of drumming.
The video has since been used in dozens of presentations by the young people and issued to youth groups around the UK to encourage them to take up work in Africa.
Youth Opportunity Fund, Connexions Tyne and Wear, Gateshead Council The project was also supported by Deckham Community Association and Madventurer.
Many community achievements deserve to be captured on video, both to celebrate the achievements of those who took part and also to help inform others how they can work towards achieving their own goals.
Video makers will be happy to help advise how you can aim to capture key stages yourselves, perhaps on stills or on video, so that you are not dependent on having to hire in others all the time.