Applecart Arts

Newham Word Festival

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Client: Applecart Arts
Topic:  Youth Advocacy & Empowerment

What we did: Each year Newham Council, in collaboration with the Discovery Centre & Applecart Arts, host a two-week festival of performances, poetry, exhibitions and workshops across the borough to celebrate the power of the written word. We were delighted to be asked back to Applecart Arts for a second year to train young aspiring producers on filmmaking and journalistic skills. In turn these young people were then supported by our filmmaker to put these skills into practice and document the Word Festival. This short documentary was then used by stakeholders to showcase the event and promote to future audiences & practitioners.

Manwar’s Story

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Client: Applecart Arts
Topic:  Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

What we did: As part of Applecart Arts fantastic arts programme InCourage a Lens Change filmmaker worked closely with one of the visiting speakers to capture their story. Manwar’s personal experiences of a former extremist position him perfectly to be a voice of reason to those who are attracted to similar ideologies to those that he once was. Having filmed his seminar at Applecart’s Upton Park arts venue we caught up with Manwar near Wembley Mosque where there was a bit more time to explore his story in detail.

Matthew’s Story

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Client: Applecart Arts
Topic:  Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

What we did: Like with Manwar’s story we worked closely with Matthew to tell this personal account on film as part of Applecart Art’s InCourage arts programme. Whereas Manwar’s experiences could be explored from the perspective of a former extremist, another part of the jigsaw in understanding + ultimately preventing radicalisation, is to explore the experiences of the victims. In Matthew’s heartbreaking testimony he shared with us just how harrowing it was to lose his partner to a form of religious intolerance to homosexuality.

InCourage

150 150 Luke

Client:  Applecart Arts

Topic:  Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

What we did: We insourced ourselves perfectly with Applecart’s team for 1 month long mixed arts programme focusses on enabling community discussions around the prevention of Violent Extremism. We produced a series of short 1 min videos that would help promote the InCourage series to the local community. In the month following the program we compiled the material gathered into this short documentary providing a snapshot of the acts and audience reactions.