August 4, 2003, (near) Tikrit, Iraq
© Geert van Kesteren
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BPB launches a DVD resource for post 16 teachers & youth workers

22.05.09 | Juliette Buss

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Brighton Photo Biennial is pleased to announce the launch of TogetherAlone - a teaching resource for post 16 teachers and youth workers created as a result of an artist led filmmaking project with young people aged 13 – 18.

TogetherAlone is a short film made by young people, accompanied by information for post 16 teachers of Art & Design, Film Studies, Media Studies, Citizenship, Health & Social Care, and Humanities, and youth workers and agencies delivering a range of support programmes for young people about emotional health, decision-making, sexual health, and literacy.

Funded by Awards For All, artists Helen Cammock, Denis Doran and Rosie Holmes worked with the young people to explore notions of borders and boundaries - both real & perceived through discussion and a variety of creative activities. They learnt how to make films, and collaborated to create a visual representation of the lives and experiences of themselves and their peers.

The TogetherAlone film is written, performed and directed by young people. It presents their own ideas and views, and reflects something of the challenges faced by young people today, described in their own way, creating a valuable opportunity for young people to inspire other young people to go out and make films of their own.

The accompanying resource highlights some of the themes explored in the film, and suggests some of the learning opportunities that engaging with the film might present.

A limited number of the Together Alone DVD/resource pack are available free from BPB for teachers and youth workers. If you would like a copy contact: