Changing the Story is a 4 year Arts and Humanities Research Council/Global Challenges Research Fund Network plus project that uses arts-based and participatory methodologies to organisations that work with young people to help them shape post-conflict societies. We're currently working in 14 countries and one of the things many of the groups we've worked with like to do is to make films. This work has also allowed us to work with other fascinating projects, including the Cross-language dynamics: re-shaping community Open World Research Initiative Project, led by the University of Manchester.
To find out more about our project have a look at our website
Over the last few years we have been working with the Bishop Simeon Trust, a South African Charity that supports vulnerable young people in townships across Ekurhuleni, near Johannesburg.
You can find out a lot more about this work on this yarn page.
In Lebanon, we've been working with the British Council, the the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, and young people living in and around Beirut to think about the legacy of violence in the city on their lives today (work funded by the 'Cross-language dynamics: re-shaping community' Open World Research Initiative, led by the University of Manchester)
We've also run a project in collaboration with other colleagues at Leeds, looking at how vulnerable young people negotiate the legacy of dark pasts on their lives today, working with groups in Brazil, India and South Africa.