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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Things to film

Plan of what to film for the documentary

• No presenter
• To be a fly-on-the-wall style
• Trying to prove that some young people are political.

• The training weekend:
o Election shots:
 Voters
 Candidates
 Ballet box shots
 Announcements and reactions
 Post-election interviews:
• Successful candidate
• Unsuccessful candidate
Try to capture some of the ‘bitchiness’ that can come from the outcome.

o Establishing shots of activities/meal times:
 Interview with an established member
 Interview with a new-comer

o Valerie Ender:
 Ask the question, ‘are young people political?’
Get her to rant on about the subject, face to camera. Can cut in between this and the other rushes.

o Chris Hulme :
 He was one of the founders of the GYA.
 He is the treasurer of the Youth Council
 Works within the children in care section of the council.
 Ask him why he thinks it’s important to get involved.

Lucy Adams
• Focus on her
• Gain some observations of her around and about:
o At school (maybe school council)
o At GYA
o At home

• Look at Andrew… keeping it in the family. Ask his opinions of it are as a newcomer and a year 7.
o What he is looking forward to
o What his fears are

Interview with a leader
• What his/her general observations are about the issue.
• Ask them if they are pro/anti young people in politics.

Lee Holmes
• Spend a day with him and gather as much information as I can:
o Why he got interested in politics
o Why he finds it interesting and important
o What he thinks should be done in order to encourage younger people to get politically involved

• He is a young person, and Gateshead’s first openly gay councillor.
For this it will more than likely be just about saying what an achievement this is, and just how he could be a role model for other young people who are in his position.

Year 7 class
I can use this to my advantage to show the flip side of the argument:
• Young people aren’t involved in politics
I could ask them a series of questions that range from simple to slightly more complicated and collect their results. Possible questions could include:
• Who is the prime minister?
• Which parties are involved in the current coalition?
• Who are your local councillors?
• What do the secretaries of state form?
• What’s the Prime ministers address?
• What are the three main parts of parliament?
• What is a proposed new law called?
• How many MP’s do you think are in parliament?

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