Children making films about lockdown to screen at Rich Mix
- Credit: Rich Mix
Young film-makers have signed up two poets for this year’s Pic’n’Mix learning programme for east London schoolchildren.
Mr Gee and Amani Saeed, spoken word artists, have been booked to run literacy and film-making workshops in primary schools. It is the fourth season Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix arts centre has organised Pic'n'Mix.
The programme for those itching to get back to the classroom after lockdown teaches visual literacy with storytelling onscreen about their experience after a year of disruption to education.
“This is a time like no other,” Mr Gee said. “Youngsters are facing unique challenges, but I can’t wait to see their inventiveness.”
Their filming is being screened at a schools film festival in June at Rich Mix, which will also have a "kids’ takeover" day.
Amani explained: “Getting children to create their own stories pushes them to examine their world, develop critical thinking and flex their creative muscles.”
The programme is backed by Canary Wharf Group, Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Derwent London.
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