There are constant spotlights on Muslim young men within the UK since 9/11 and lots of social commentary surrounding their commitment to our shared society.
This film explores themes of identity, perceptions and formative experience from the perspectives of Muslim young men from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.
The UK media obsession with South Asian identity post 9/11, often infers a conflict between the multiple identities most of us hold with our multi-cultural, multi-complex society. Within this debate, young men from Muslim backgrounds are rarely heard or acknowledged to be as adept as the rest of us at juggling our identity commitments and loyalties.
Within the UK strategy of preventing violent extremism, the Kirklees Youth Offending Team took a professional role in supporting young people within Kirklees to build their capacities, skills and connection. The underpinning project to his film delivered those aims.
The film production was young person led and was used to inspire and inform both young people and the professionals that work with them across the UK.Dave Tomalin, Social Documentary, Young People and tagged Dewsbury, extremism, Identity, Kirklees Youth Offending Team, Lippy People, Muslim, the Youth Justice Board, young people. Bookmark the permalink.