In the Summer of 2016, participants of Kairo’s Feeling Safe project created a short animation with Caste Away Arts to communicate the issues affecting the lives of young women in Coventry. Catch 22 explores how young women have to contend with a vicious cycle of expectations, stereotypes and demands, when their full potential goes unnoticed.
‘It’s not easy being a young person, its hard to explain in words but this project helped us say it with pictures’ – Feeling Safe participant
The Girls On Top project was delivered in partnership with Caste Away Arts and Harmeet Chagger-Khan (a local film animator) with the aim to build young women’s confidence and provide a platform for their voices to be heard. In a short space we were able to develop a rapport and trust with the girls and with our specialist skills we were able to draw out stories of the reality that young people face. The animation was completed in a less than 5 days and the girls felt on top of the world!
The film launched on November 1st 2016 at the Roots to Shoots event for up and coming animators and film makers, held at the Tin in the Canal Basin, Coventry.
Click the link to see the Clip