Purpose: To encourage discussion and debate on why certain lifestyles are deemed as glamorous
“Thug Life” and others are looked down upon (Arty Farty) by some parts of society when in fact it can be just as rewarding.
Due to the age of the camera used for the poster the person taking the session may have to explain what the 8mm is.
- Why do some black boys (and working class white boys) choose to pick up a gun and become a robber, dealer, killer, rather than enter the world of Media/The Arts and become a Filmmaker, Painter, or Poet?
- (Referring to poster 3) In your view which “Tool of the trade” is better/more glamorous?
- Why are The Arts viewed negatively by some parts of society? (Facilitator to read aloud) “Where as a camera can document history and events or indeed may help in the re-enactment of historical events thus helping actors and stories “live forever” a gun can take a life and confine someone to history
- Why is (positive) storytelling important? (Oral history, tradition, connection/bonding, past, present and future?
- Where may you end up when taking part in both lifestyles? (Again refer to poster 3) Media only shows some neighbourhoods when violence hits the headlines, do they fan the flames? Do they make it worse for communities by stigmatising areas, does this lead to people thinking “If they think I’m an animal I’ll act like one?”
- Who’s doing the reporting?
- Fresh Air Foundations - When? (1:44) A short made by Fresh Air Foundations using an assortment of still and moving images.
- Fresh Air Foundations - A Time To Heal (2:58) A short film capturing the comments of the viewing public at the first public showing of the posters.
- Stop The Violence Movement - Self Destruction (6.00)
- Steve Stoute - The Black List (4.25)
- Saving Private Ryan - Omaha Beach (2.40)
- Children Of Men - Miracle Cease Fire (3.00)
- Pioneers TV: SB.TV: Jamal Edwards - Starting Up A Business On Your Own (6.51)