Sahara Travel sponsort de Londense filmploeg "Mouth that Roars". MTR maakt documentaires en films voor jongeren door jongeren. Met als doel het publiek en de media te informeren over het leven van kinderen in andere culturen. Zoveel wat we lezen is onsamenhangend en gekleurd door politieke agenda's. Mouth that Roars heeft als doel deze kloof kleiner te maken en om meer begrip voor elkaar te krijgen en dit te vieren.
"We believe we are only able to do this if we enable the real people who are experiencing the experiences to tell us how it is for them to ask and answer the questions"
- Our every day lives Egypt - won uit de 400 ingezonden films de "Grand Award" in de Kids for Kids Festival in Athene.
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|Grand Prize winner in the Kids For Kids Festival 2004
(18-21 June - Athens, Greece)
Our Everyday Lives was selected from approximately 400 films (230 European & 150 non-European). Forty three films were selected for the final festival & two juries handed out awards in four categories & two age groups. Each jury gave away one ‘Grand Award’ in which Our Everyday Lives won alongside I Am.
YOUNGSTER’S JURY AWARDS:
Grand Prize: I AM (India)
PROFESSIONAL JURY AWARDS:
Grand Prize: OUR EVERYDAY LIVES (UK / Egypt)
"Some of us have had the fortune to spend days, times, moments with people from different cultures. From these experiences we can learn so much. So much about how what we read or what we are told by the media is so disjointed and coloured by political agendas, which do not speak for the everyday person or experience.
Mouth That Roars aims to bridge this gap, to bring people closer to understanding and celebrating our differences. We believe we are only able to do this if we enable the real people who are experiencing the experiences to tell us how it is for them to ask and answer the questions."
Often it is those that we least expect to have an opinion, who actually offer the most thought provoking and challenging perspective on the world."
Mouth That Roars (MTR) is a charitable not for profit organisation based in London's East End.
MTR was set up in 1998 with the sole purpose of training young people in Video production who wouldn't ordinarily have access to media equipment.
MTR enables young people who are quite often misrepresented within society a space to be heard and a medium in which they can voice their thoughts and feelings.
MTR produces documentaries and film made by young people for young people. We encourage young people to challenge mainstream opinion highlighting their own individual perspective
Trains young people in video production, giving them the skills and knowledge to develop careers in the media and to enhance their confidence and self-esteem.
Provides a platform for young people to speak up and demonstrate their life experiences via the medium of film.
Enables young people to discuss/debate issues that effect their lives by producing films from their point of view.
Some of us have had the fortune to have spent some of our days, times, moments with people from different cultures, beliefs and social backgrounds. We hope those that have had this experience have learnt that what we often read or what we are told by the media is disjointed and coloured by political agendas, which do not speak for the everyday experience and individual.
Mouth That Roars aims to try and bridge this gap, to bring people closer to understanding each other, to celebrate our differences and acknowledge we do not all have the same life experience, the same choices and the same beliefs but by giving people a platform to speak and for us to open our ears and listen, we may learn and understand more.
For a better understanding take a look at our Aims & Approach to fully understand the ethos with Mouth That Roars.