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  2. Check out how some members of Organised Youth celebrated International Women’s Day. 

     
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  4. Technicalities - by Nathaniel Bagot-Sealey

    On Saturday 14th December we made a short film about the memories that people had in Brixton. We explained to people passing by that their “memories can be anything, and there is no memory too big or too small.”

    I filmed with two DSLR cameras, the Canon 5d mark II (on a tripod) and the 650d which was handheld. The 5d had a 85mm prime lens (that was used to get tight framing on the subjects shoulders) and the 650d had a 35mm lens that enabled me to capture the subjects in the context of the market. The biggest technical challenge was monitoring both cameras simultaneously while also attempting to marshal people away from walking into the shot. 

     

  5. My favourite interview from our series - by Amira Hassan

    My favourite  interview was a guy called Bruno, I really liked his interview because you can see that his interview was real and  it was coming from the heart  and it was quite funny. The interview was in brixton village, the vibe was amazing, people having breakfast, shop keepers opening up and people going food shopping. Bruno looked very approachable, so I went up to him and nicely asked him if we can interview him about his brixton memory and he was up for it, but he did say his story was ‘dark and deep’ and I said, “ its cool, it can be any memory good or bad” and he was up for it.

    Bruno’s story was different to the others we interviewed because everyone we interviewed their stories were happy and good memories, his story  was a bad memory about seeing someone get run over. One of the stories he told us was about his friend getting mugged and how him and his friend wanted justice, so they went to go look for the guy that mugged Bruno’s friend. When they found him Bruno was shocked because the guy was big and he was well known, so Bruno slapped the guys head and ran off, and the thug  told some boys to go chase him but he got away. One of the reasons I like this story is because , even if a memory is bad you can look back at it and laugh about it which makes it a good memory.

    And after all that has happened Bruno still liked coming to Brixton.

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  6. Some good, some bad - by Chantelle Clarke-Medford

    My Memory

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    My memorable memory of Brixton is of the police.

    At the end of the day I know they are here to help us but my views on SOME of them are not good and this is based on my own experiences.

    I’ve lived in Brixton all my life and when ever I need help, someone I know need help or someone in Brixton need help we get a different responds from them where as if someone from maybe Croydon needed help they would be there in a rush or give them the help they need.

    At a young age I witness the police beat up my cousin because they thought he was someone else, and what can he do about it? Nothing I also witness my neighbour getting stabbed and the police taking very long to get to the crime seen and not taking it serious as they should be, and what can they do about it? Nothing.

    With me know… my iphone got stolen so that means that I’m the victim but I was getting treated like I did the crime, asking me question that has nothing to do with my phone getting stolen.

    Positive 

    But on the whole Brixton isn’t all bad

    Brixton is my hometown and I do love it. It’s all I know. I’ve walked the streets and seen so much. 

    Brixton has come a long way nowadays people love coming here to do number of things.

    You can now walk on road and people that you don’t know will say hello to you, which is a nice vibe.

    I’ve lived in Myattfield in Brixon all my life and I’m sad that they are knocking it down because I’ve lived there all my life.

     

  7. WE’RE BACK! - by Patrick Ballesteros

    Organised Youth are back - and this time bringing the stories from the street! Being a Brixton based group, Organised Youth wanted to capture stories from different people from all walks of life from the area. #StreetStories give a snapshot of the diverse and the wonderful buzz which make Brixton.

    Having done an interview project with ex Black Power Movement members, Organised Youth have now moved to the stories of the ordinary person. 

    Our photographers, filmmakers, oral historians and curators have assembled once more to present a project, which preserves a snapshot of this ever-changing culture.

    Setting up camp outside our studio, we asked people to tell us what Brixton meant to them and if they had any specific Brixton memories. From the reserved to the chatty, the Brixton people shared stories and feelings of their community.

    Ready with a simple chair, a microphone, 2 cameras, the flair of OrganisedYouth, and 4 hours, we managed to capture bits and pieces of the buzz. And now piecing the puzzle together Organised Youth is preparing to show the world the Stories from the Street and the stories that make Brixton great.

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  8. Part II 

     
     
  9. Finally unleashed onto the internet! our brilliant (even if we do say so ourselves) documentary. For those that didn’t get to the show, or that did and want to re-live it, here is part 1 of our documentary. 

     
     
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