Documentary for The Open University for their Child Development and Youth module.
To develop a film that explores how young people in the UK formulate their identities through expression on the body and to reflect on their motivation behind this.
To find teenagers willing and ready to be interviewed about a very private subject. To ensure that a mix of gender and ethnicities were represented.
The films are varied and contemporary, bringing out issues of religion, psychology and identity. They are both intimate and honest.
“This was a ‘signature’ project for me, with a tight pre-planned narrative, for pedagogic reasons, and the close collaboration with Hamlett Films’ director and editor was just what was needed to produce what has been a very successful piece.”
John Oates, Senior Lecturer, Developmental Psychology