The videos above showcase work done by Southwark.TV, the full online listing of videos can be seen here
A year-long film documentary project with counsellor Jonathan Asser has concluded with a fifty minute film about his unique therapeutic work with violent prisoners. Nine ex-offenders from HMP Wandsworth collaborated with CTVT, along with Lord Ramsbotham, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, Howard League for Penal Reform, and Prison Reform Trust.
London Young Voices
In August 2012 Community TV Trust completed its three-year project encouraging positive media from young people.
At 2012’s Bold Tendencies programme, a venture run by Hannah Barry Gallery in the heart of Peckham, Chris Haydon presented films that reflected the range of subjects, from dark to light, that have emerged in the project since 2009. London Young Voices portrays the young urban mind on its journey from the innocent exuberance of Primary School to the turmoil, hormones, peer pressure, and the question of gang affiliation and violence that come with passage into secondary education.
Via South London Gallery in January 2011 and via the new Borough Road Gallery in June 2012 London Young Voices worked with Year 12 A-level Photography students at St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School. The former linked to the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, the latter to a collection of David Bomberg paintings given their own gallery space by London South Bank University. High quality, imaginative, thoughtful, if sometimes tangential, films resulted.
From September 2011 CTVT worked with Year 7 students at a secondary school in Lewisham, utilising a 2-camera studio facility to produce news reports, short dramas and studio discussion features on subjects including climate change and gangs. Teamwork was a noticeable gain, with students ten at a time organised into production teams directing, vision mixing, camera operating, floor managing, running auto-cue, presenting, performing, etc.
CTVT showed early on a good range of films from local schools and from Bermondsey’s Bede Youth Adventure Project, at the PECKHAM SPACE screening in June 2010. The Space was packed with participants from Goose Green Primary School and St Michael & All Angels; with key staff from Southwark Council, two people from Crimestoppers, Decima Francis (founder of From Boyhood To Manhood), Evolution Quarter TRA, friends trustees and associates of Community TV Trust. The event served to track the journey of young minds across the years from primary school into turbulent mid-teenage youth.
Two films in particular stood out: DECISIONS by Millie Cook and Bede Youth Adventure Project, and CHOICES from St Michael & All Angles Academy. Former rap star Napoleon, Mutah Beale, visited this Southwark school and got the students’ attention.
Under the London Young Voices banner we ran a project with BEDE YOUTH ADVENTURE, making three films which were exhibited at the Coleman Project Space in Bermondsey. The show opened in April and closed on 9th May 2010.
We are proud that two London Young Voices films were screened at the National Film Theatre in July 2010 as part of the Flipside Film Festival. Young filmmakers from Bede Youth Adventure Project and from St Michael & All Angels Academy attended, with staff.
CAVENDISH 2014 – 2016
CTVT has produced a full length documentary and a number of film dramas created, developed, planned and acted by students.
CTVT SUPPORTS FREEWHEELERS THEATRE & MEDIA COMPANY
Community TV Trust supports the work of inclusive Leatherhead-based disabled arts company, Freewheelers Theatre Company. Documentary and substantial film drama feature on the production lists. A recent addition is “Breaking Bonnie”, a police crime drama.