A group of Year 9 and 10 students took the film Justice in Action to the People’s Film Festival (TPFF) in Harlem, New York during the May half term.
The film was made by six young women from Mulberry School in 2012, who walked the paths were war and genocide took place in Bosnia to find out what justice means to those who most want it. TPFF celebrates the power of documentary films when made by the people. Justice in Action was screened on Saturday 1st June at the Maysles Documentary Centre in Harlem and was well received by the audience.
The screening was followed by a question and answer session with the film-makers, during which there was discussion about how, at a time when the youth are perceived ton be un-interested in the world, this project successfully demonstrated how young people have a role in positive world change.
Justice in Action won ‘Best International Documentary’ at the festival. After the success of the film in New York, Justice in Action was selected to be part of the Cutting East Festival, a strand of the East End Film Festival celebrating films made by the youth of Tower Hamlets. The film was screened at the Genesis Cinema on Saturday 29th June 2013 and we also hosted a seven day screening at the Mulberry and Bigland Green Centre for members of the local community.