by Peter Apps.
A group of girls as young as 10 have turned their hands to film-making to speak out against the problem of gangs in their area.
Chyna Campbell, 10, Saskia Bowden, 10, Yasmine Boumaraf, 12 and Sarah Heba, 13, of Queen’s Park, directed a 15-minute film to encourage young people to stay away from crime.
The girls decided to campaign against gangs during a 20-week project with a local branch of Save The Children. They started by interviewing people around Harrow Road to discover the scale of the problem and also spoke to the youth workers who help young gang members.
Using this information they created their film, using monologues to show what was going on inside the minds of gang members and highlighting things young people could do instead of joining a gang.
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