LET’S TALK is CTVT’s four year project looking for breakthrough initiatives to confront the scourge of knife crime. The country generally but inner cities and London especially are facing loss of life, fear and a rise in violent crime. This is usually perpetrated by just a few but affects many.
Community TV Trust [CTVT], in schools and PRUs and workshops for the disabled and marginalised, offers media training & filmmaking, engaging people and young people in open-ended creative work, linking Community to Education. Featured above is a scene from a musical drama about knife crime created by Year 9 students at Harris Academy Peckham.
CTVT has begun filming the musical, and contributed to the costs of producing a professionally recorded and mixed soundtrack.
Partnering CTVT in this first year of LET’S TALK are Harris Academy Peckham, Surrey Square Primary School and Bede Youth Adventure Project.
In an amazing example of doors opening on unexpected developments, two members of the LET’S TALK Panel were able to facilitate a meeting with the Prime Minister for two recently bereaved parents. Their son had only left Harris Academy Peckham a year before he was killed trying to separate others fighting.
CTVT has produced a large number of film dramas with the students at local Southwark schools, primary and secondary, and youth clubs, and shot a one-hour documentary with students and staff at Cavendish School in Bermondsey.
Chris Haydon, who founded Community TV Trust in 1999, worked in broadcast TV as a director and producer, learning his trade as a documentary filmmaker on 16mm at Granada TV in Manchester.
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