Watch this powerful short film online.
Creatively amplifying the voices of our young people, telling their truth and stories in their language…
In the Edgelands, a land of forgotten estates, the film demonstrates the grim reality of issues surrounding food poverty, homelessness, and welfare. Edgelands contextualises these topics and uses them as a backdrop to put forward a message of resilience as one of the many creative ways the #DarwengetsHangry campaign is working to loosen the grip of poverty.
It was made by the young people involved in the ‘Darwen Gets Hangry’ campaign, who have had Church Action on Poverty’s support for a couple of years now. We were pleased to be able to provide a small grant through our ‘Speaking Truth to Power’ programme, which helped them to work with a young local film-maker and produce this powerful piece.
Please note that the film includes strong language from the start, and addresses issues including drug use and sexual exploitation.
Please share the film online, and help us make sure many people see it.
We’ve produced a set of cards you can use to prompt discussion of the issues raised by Edgelands. Click the link below to download a set of cards – or email us if you’d like to order a printed set.