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  • Message to Sweet Pea: youth loneliness

    1,629 views 6 months ago
    Exposure’s ‘Message to Sweet Pea’ is a message to everyone about the plight of many isolated young Londoners

    “You’d be forgiven for thinking that the elderly are the only group severely afflicted by loneliness.” says Exposure journalist, Arjan Arenas, 17. But sadly, it’s the young who feel it most.

    According to a recent research (https://www.acevo.org.uk/ne......) by ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) nearly half of young people in the UK often feel lonely, compared to only a quarter of over 65s. Young Londoners are twice as likely to feel lonely as their peers in other parts of the UK.

    With funding from John Lyon’s Charity, Exposure worked with students from Barnet & Southgate College, The Compton School and Woodhouse College, over three months, to develop concepts, characters and scenarios and workshop a script to get their message across.

    The young volunteers then worked behind the camera and in front of it to produce a powerful, five-minute short highlighting the effects of social isolation on young Londoners.

    In particular, the film explores the pivotal role social media plays, with virtual connection replacing real life human interaction, as well as the increasing pressures young people are under, trying to meet what many feel are society’s impossible demands.

    “The young people were amazing, full of ideas, energy, and a passion to get their voices heard. We’re really pleased with the finished product,” enthused Fran O’Connell, project manager and producer. “We hope the film will raise awareness and get more people thinking about how we tackle youth loneliness.”

    Exposure’s young people have also been busy producing accompanying articles and poems to draw attention to loneliness for publication on the Exposure website.

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  • Teen London Play all

    Yo! Wa gwan blud? 'Teen London': an exciting, edgy and authentic comedy drama inspired and created by urban young people; those living it for real blud. Ya get me? Concept developed by the young people of Exposure.
    • Teen London (comedy drama): Episode 1 - Duration: 7 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 15,005 views
      Yo! Wa gwan blud? 'Teen London': an exciting, edgy and authentic comedy drama inspired and created by urban young people; those living it for real blud. Ya get me?

      A world of raging hormones and f...
    • Teen London (comedy drama): Episode 2 - Duration: 6 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 17,517 views
      Yo! Wa gwan blud? 'Teen London': an exciting, edgy and authentic comedy drama inspired and created by urban young people; those living it for real blud. Ya get me?

      A world of raging hormones and f...
    • Teen London (comedy drama): Episode 3 - Duration: 8 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 10,541 views
      Yo! Wa gwan blud? 'Teen London': an exciting, edgy and authentic comedy drama inspired and created by urban young people; those living it for real blud. Ya get me?

      A world of raging hormones and f...
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  • Uploads Play all

    • Loneliness Collection - Duration: 6 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 155 views
      With funding from John Lyon’s Charity, Exposure worked with students from North London over three months to develop creative responses to youth loneliness. Four short videos were produced. This is ...
    • Poem: Dear Grandad - Duration: 68 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 205 views
      Emily Kelly's response to Exposure's film ‘Message to Sweet Pea'

      Dear Grandad
      I understand your worries
      Your fears I might be lost
      In a room that may be full of people
      And still yet I remained box...
    • Poem: Dead Flowers by the Bed - Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second.

      • 3 months ago
      • 65 views
      A poem by Victoria Attridge-Smith about being lost and lonely

      On the 30th August 2001
      I was cut from the root
      Of my mother’s stomach
      Watered daily – given the nutrients to flourish
      And that’s what...
    • Shedding light on male suicide - Duration: 95 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 96 views
      In March 2018, male suicide prevention charity CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably) launched a project involving 84 male sculptures being placed on a central London building.

      This was in a...
    • Poem: So Connected. So Alone. - Duration: 79 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 110 views
      A poem by Emily Kelly about social isolation

      A crowded room
      A buzz of laughter
      Faces aglow but does anyone know
      Just how they’ve learnt to master
      The art of concealing
      Suppressing the feeling.
      Onl...
    • Exposure Buzzing: BuzzFeed visits north London youth charity - Duration: 75 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 150 views
      Exposure youth communications charity hosted 'Exposure Buzzing' – a fun get-together with Buzzfeed. Exposure's young people spent the day sharing their creativity and learning from digital media pr...
    • Poem: Loneliness Goes Underground - Duration: 104 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 82 views
      A music score composed by Harry Pollard,17 to accompany a poem by Ursula Mutingwa, 19 about loneliness on the underground accompanied by

      There’s you you you and you
      I look up you look down
      The le...
    • Message to Sweet Pea: youth loneliness - Duration: 5 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 1,629 views
      Exposure’s ‘Message to Sweet Pea’ is a message to everyone about the plight of many isolated young Londoners

      “You’d be forgiven for thinking that the elderly are the only group severely afflicted ...
    • I'm Inspired by Ally Pally events - Duration: 29 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 50 views
      Event management covers a lot of ground, and so do the team at Alexandra Palace who organise and manage the diverse events that take place at the historic north London venue. Find out what goes on ...
    • Art Against Knives promotion - Duration: 5 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 246 views
      Exposure worked with young people from Barnet to create a promotional video for Art Against Knives (AAK). AAK is a charity that in just 6 years has engaged and supported over 1000 young people who ...
    • I'm Inspired by Jewish News - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 134 views
      Young people from Exposure's 'I'm Inspired' team investigate the real working world. In this video, Exposure heads to Edgware to interview the Editorial Director at Jewish News, Britain's largest o...
    • I'm Inspired by Harington Gardeners - Duration: 3 minutes, 32 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 266 views
      Young people from Exposure's 'I'm Inspired' team investigate the real working world.

      In this video Exposure finds out about the Harington Gardeners a special needs charity that trains young indivi...
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  • I'm Inspired Play all

    Success. And what it takes to make it. The 'I'm Inspired' project sees Exposure talk to people who have been there and done it.
    • I'm Inspired by James McAvoy Part 1 - Duration: 5 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 48,489 views
      Success. And what it takes to make it. The I'm Inspired project sees Exposure talk to people who have been there and done it.

      In this two part special we spend some time with Hollywood A lister a...
    • I'm Inspired by James McAvoy Part 2 - Duration: 3 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 19,807 views
      Success. And what it takes to make it. The I'm Inspired project sees Exposure talk to people who have been there and done it.

      In this two part special we spend some time with Hollywood A lister a...
    • I'm Inspired by Ainsley Harriott - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 562 views
      Success. And what it takes to make it. The I'm Inspired project sees Exposure talk to people who have been there and done it.

      We met up with celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott of Ready Steady Cook f...
    • I'm Inspired by Poet and Mitch - Duration: 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 315 views
      Success. And what it takes to make it. The I'm Inspired project sees Exposure talk to people who have been there and done it.

      We met up with presenters Poet and Mitch, as they spoke to us about w...
    • I'm Inspired by Victoria Sekrier - Duration: 3 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 425 views
      Success. And what it takes to make it. The I'm Inspired project sees Exposure talk to people who have been there and done it.

      We met fashion model Victoria Sekrier, who told us what it takes to w...
    • I'm Inspired by Mooli (Ben Copland & Kristina Smith) - Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 269 views
      Success. And what it takes to make it. The I'm Inspired project sees Exposure talk to people who have been there and done it.

      We met up with the down-tempo band Mooli, made up of Ben Copland and ...
    • I'm Inspired by Cllr Adam Jogee - Duration: 2 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 707 views
      Success. And what it takes to make it. The I'm Inspired project sees Exposure talk to people who have been there and done it.

      We met up with Adam Jogee, a Labour member for Hornsey on Haringey Co...
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  • Mental Health Play all

    Exposure has made a number of films tackling the issue of mental health with young people, some have been funded by various funding bodies while others have been commissioned by the NHS.
    • Takeo's Journey: mental health - Duration: 4 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 1,144 views
      "A powerful warlord makes his way across feudal Japan in search of an army, but his enemies are everywhere."

      Takeo's Journey was made by Exposure Organisation as part of its Mind Films project. U...
    • Passengers on a Bus: mental health animation - Duration: 4 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 11,026 views
      A short film designed to show what people experiencing mental health problems go through. It features an individual as a bus driver whose thoughts, experiences and memories are represented as indiv...
    • WORDS: male suicide - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 6,669 views
      Exposure secured a grant from The Big Lottery Fund to help highlight the issue of suicide in young men, as well as promoting services that exist to help them.

      This short film entitled 'WORDS', was...
    • In This Abyss I Sit: male suicide animated poem - Duration: 94 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 4,522 views
      Exposure recently secured a grant from The Big Lottery's Awards for All scheme to help highlight the issue of suicide in young men, as well as promoting services that exist to help them.

      This one-...
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  • Popular uploads Play all

    • Push: short film about gangs - Duration: 9 minutes, 2 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 766,050 views
      Push is a drama following the life of a young girl who finds herself trapped in a vicious circle of gang activity. Following Breaking the Chain, our last gang film exploring the tragic consequences...
    • Scarz: You Got Boy'd - Duration: 5 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 11 years ago
      • 202,336 views
      Scarz' Channel U number 1 video U Got Boy'd
    • Fed Up: police stop & search - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 160,602 views
      Doing our bit for the community, Exposure's new short film "Fed Up" aims to bridge the gap between young people and the police.

      Using humour to help get the message across, the film explores the r...
    • Behind Closed Doors: domestic abuse - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 118,468 views
      Funded by Barnet Council 'Behind Closed Doors' forms part of a campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse. We worked with young people from Barnet in north London to create the film and an assoc...
    • Dear Me, Dear You: self-harm - Duration: 7 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 86,278 views
      Funded by The Big Lottery Fund, Awards for All our short film 'Dear Me, Dear You' forms part of our year-long project to raise awareness about self-harm. It highlights the growing problem of self-...
    • Break the Chain: North London gangs - Duration: 6 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 60,978 views
      Exposure is excited to release Break the Chain, the result of 27 weeks’ work with over 30 young people from across Barnet. It tells the story of a young boy’s involvement with a drugs gang in the a...
    • I'm Inspired by James McAvoy Part 1 - Duration: 5 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 48,489 views
      Success. And what it takes to make it. The I'm Inspired project sees Exposure talk to people who have been there and done it.

      In this two part special we spend some time with Hollywood A lister a...
    • First Date: sex education (condoms and contraception) - Duration: 5 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 27,047 views
      First Date is Exposure’s new film, commissioned by Haringey Council, promoting the ‘Come Correct’ London C-Card free condom scheme for young people in Haringey and across London. It shows how to us...
    • I'm Inspired by James McAvoy Part 2 - Duration: 3 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 19,807 views
      Success. And what it takes to make it. The I'm Inspired project sees Exposure talk to people who have been there and done it.

      In this two part special we spend some time with Hollywood A lister a...
    • Teen London (comedy drama): Episode 2 - Duration: 6 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 17,517 views
      Yo! Wa gwan blud? 'Teen London': an exciting, edgy and authentic comedy drama inspired and created by urban young people; those living it for real blud. Ya get me?

      A world of raging hormones and f...
    • Teen London (comedy drama): Episode 1 - Duration: 7 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 15,005 views
      Yo! Wa gwan blud? 'Teen London': an exciting, edgy and authentic comedy drama inspired and created by urban young people; those living it for real blud. Ya get me?

      A world of raging hormones and f...
    • Who Are We? Teen Identity - Duration: 8 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 11,422 views
      What makes you unique? How do you define yourself? And how do you react when others misunderstand or pigeonhole you?

      Funded by John Lyon’s Charity, Exposure is proud to release this short film ‘Wh...
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