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Hackney Shorts Film Festival – Against the Odds Shortlisted

A short film made by MTR regulars has been shortlisted for screening at the Hackney Shorts Film Festival –

Shortlisted films will be shown at the screening,
which takes place at 8.30 on Thursday, June 6 with the winner of each  category (drama, factual, animation) announced on the night. The venue
is the Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB.

Film making by young people, for young people and the wider community.

‘Often it is those we least expect to have an opinion, who actually offer the most thought provoking and challenging perspective on the world.’ – MTR

Mouth That Roars (MTR) is Youth Media Organisation which was set up with the sole purpose of training young people in film production who wouldn’t ordinarily have access to media resources. MTR enables young people who are quite often misrepresented, a space to be heard and a medium in which they can voice their thoughts and feelings. Good youth work and children’s rights practice underpins MTR’s approach

‘You have the right to reliable information from the mass media from all over the world. Television, radio and newspapers should provide information that you can understand and should not promote materials that could harm you.’ Article 17, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)


produces films made by young people, encouraging them to challenge mainstream opinion, highlighting their own perspective. Encouraging active participation and cultural exchange through the process of film making.

MTR ..

uses media literacy and film making as a way of engaging young people. Creating  opportunities for marginalised young people, to be heard and access to a medium through which they can voice their thoughts and feelings.

They learn to review and critically analyse their worlds and others and use these skills to produce films that represent their lives from their point of view. Challenging the negative representations of young people today.


is working  across disciplines and sectors to drive up standards. By increasing the amount of quality work undertaken in this field and raising expectations of this sector,. By at all times promoting good youth work practice.

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