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Monday 12 July 2010

Eastbourne 999 Display 2010

A selection of my photographs from this year's Eastbourne 999 Display



Dan Dunbar, aged 17, from Polegate has received an award for a film about youth activism that he helped to make Dan‘s 40-minute documentary competed against more than 80 other entries to become a winner of the ‘Positive Images Awards’. This national scheme celebrates projects which show young people in fair and balanced way.

The film has scooped the accolade ‘Best broadcast created by young people’. Dan along with nine other young people aged 16 to 25 were trained and supported by national charity the British Youth Council (BYC) to make ‘Some Truth About Youth’.

Produced to celebrate the 60 anniversary of BYC, the documentary highlights the achievements of young campaigners over the last 60 years. The filmmakers spoke to MPs and activists about how they held past leaders to account and asked them what young people can do today to improve society.

The documentary, which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) under their Young Roots programme,
can be viewed on the British Youth Council website. It is also being shown on the Community Channel (Freeview channel 87) next Thursday (22 July) and Sunday (25 July).

Screenings of the documentary taken place held at the British Film Institute and at BAFTA in London. Youth groups, schools and others who would like to arrange a screening of the film can request a DVD copy from the British Youth Council by

Dan Dunbar says:

This documentary explores how young people continue to achieve regardless of how we are stereotyped.”