In this session the group reflected and recapped on all the material they had created through the explorative workshops.They used themes highlighted through the journey to create their own narrative which would form the voice over for their film.
The written narratives would then be combined to create a master voice over ready for audio recording in the next session. See their narratives below.
We wanted to make a short film that challenges the stereotypes that we are given. We want to change the perception on young people. By doing this we are hoping to tackle the stereotypes young people are given.
I am not disrespectful, stupid or self-centred
We are not rude or misbehaved
Young people are not immature, loud or stuck up
We are respectful teenagers who want to be seen for who we are and not for who people think we are.
Young people want to be known for how sensible and well behaved they are.
We don’t want to be judged because of the stereotypes that have been made.
Young people need support and belief. We all want to be understood. By doing this it would give us more self-confidence. We want an opportunity to show society who we really are. We want people to get to know us as individuals and not assume all people are the same.
If young people are given a voice you would see that the labels you give us weigh us down and make us feel as if we are worthless.
Give young people a chance to build their self-confidence and follow their dreams and aspirations.
We made this film to show that we are all unique and that it’s ok to be different.
We are a group of young people who want the world to see who we really are. As young people we don’t want to be perceived in a negative way. The world needs to see that we are people who want to be understood.
I don’t want people to portray me as a rebel because I want to do the best I can in life. I want people to believe in me and not label me with certain traits.
I am not selfish
I am not dumb
I am not stupid
I am not rude
I respect people for their unique personalities
We are driven by our aspirations and we have a lot more potential than you think.
We are unique
We are smart
We are calm
We are thoughtful
We want to be ourselves
We want to be understood and not stereotyped with negative thoughts. We need more youth workers that understand us and listen to us.
If young people are believed in and supported we can reach our full potential and strive to be the best we can be.
Give us more youth workers
Give us more people who listen
Give us support
Believe in us!
We wanted to make a short film that changes the perceptions towards young people. The film aims to break down stereotypes of young people. We made this film to show that young people are different to how they are perceived.
I am not a cake face
I am not self-centred or misbehaved
We are not inappropriate, stupid or stuck up
Young people are not rude, self loving or immature
I am not disrespectful, selfish or confident
We are all loving, well behaved and appropriate
We are all unique, talented and friendly
We are all kind, sensible and smart in our own way
Young people want to be known as sensible, friendly, respectful and unique. They don’t want to be known as a stereotype, misbehaved or immature.
Young people need support, help and believing in. We all need listening to, understanding and confidence.
If young people have support, get believed in and are understood they may have different stereotypes. If we are misunderstood, unsupported and not listened to by the community people will perceive us in the wrong way.
Give young people support and time. Listen to what they have to say and maybe you will understand the things they go through and that they are not all as they seem.
We are not as you think we are. We wear makeup and are loud but underneath it all we are insecure and not confident. If you even paid a slight bit of attention you would know.