Azy reflects on his early life experiencing of involvement in fighting, gangs and prison; and how he has used those experiences to positive affect as a role model and mentor to young people.
This film was produced as part of the In One City project, a community cohesion, social dialogue and filmmaking project working across Leeds to increase dialogue between diverse communities; explore unique cultural identities and shared values; challenge myths and perceptions and develop strategies for a peaceful and cohesive city.
At the heart of the project is collaborative film production that sees people building and sharing their stories with experienced social filmmakers. The films produced are then used to start difficult conversations between citizens in schools and within wider community settings.
This film is part of a series of 12 short films exploring faith, spirituality and social action. The series explores how people in Leeds interpret a statement made Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks ‘Society is a conversation scored for many voices’.
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