Young Traveller film makes Human impact at Everyman Cinema

17-02-2022

A group of young Travellers have taken their voices to the silver screen at Everyman cinema in York. Their premiere screening featured their film Human which tackles negative stereotypes and champions the hopes, ambitions and aspirations of young people from the Traveller community.

In a high impact event exploring discrimination and hate crime towards Travellers, young people presented their film “Human” – The Voice of Young Travellers, on the biggest screen in Everyman to an appreciating audience who gave a powerful reaction.

We are not all the same.

Changing the narrative through lived experience “Human” explores the challenges the stigma and discrimination facing young Travellers.

The screening was followed by a Q&A with the young people who shared their experiences of the process and why they felt it was an important way to change peoples perspectives.

“Travellers are just normal people” Chase

Shaped, written, featuring and narrated by young Travellers the film explores young peoples experiences of racism. The project was a partnership between Inspired Youth, FutureHy and York Travellers Trust.

“Me getting into university just proves you can do anything” Julia

Featuring Chase, Montana, Luke & Julia the narrative challenges negative stereotypes and challenges perceptions.

Chase wants to learn about mechanics and work on vintage cars

A film shaped by young peoples lived experiences, it focuses on challenging perceptions by presenting positive, talented, unique, human Travellers.

Artistically produced by Inspired Youth, Human: The Voice of Young Travellers, is a powerful short film that highlights lived experiences of racism and celebrates young people from the Traveller community, and champions their aspirations and hopes for the future.

To find out more about future hy visit https://www.futurehy.co.uk For more information about York Travellers Trust visit https://ytt.org.uk