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My Story, MediaBox

Vanishing Rites has been successful in securing funding through MediaBox/First Light Movies scheme, which aims to improve the participation of young people from disadvantaged communities in media projects across the UK. We are working with different groups of young people in Bristol and North Somerset to create their own personal stories about their lives, communities, or other burning issues.

Here is a link to a blog I have set up for the young people to upload some of the media they produce. They will create their own site and the stories will eventually be uploaded to the larger Our Stories site (


Lisa's picture


Wow! I love the use of maps and video on the Our Stories site. This is an incredible project. I look forward to seeing how this project develops with the group of young people in the UK. Congratulations on securing the funding to make this happen.

All my best,


jadefrank's picture

Our Stories

Thanks for sharing the success of Our Stories and the blog you set up for media sharing. What a great tool for young people to share their ideas, thoughts and personal stories to talk about important, pressing issues today. It's fantastic!


consolata's picture

The involvment of the young

The involvment of the young people is great idea. The media is one avenue of the youth to learn new things. It has come up at a time when most of the media the youth is watching is all negative ponography. Keep up the good work!

Ina Hume's picture

Thanks for your comments

Thank you all for your supportive comments. the young people definitely have a unique perspective on things, and it is really important we do not temper it too much with our own vision. this is the difficulty, in letting go and having faith that whatever is created is not always what we at first envisaged, but it has another freshness that is beyond our imagination. that is why i love working with young people. They are a constant surprise and inspiration.

Wishing you all a happy festive season wherever you are.


Auma's picture

Congratulations for the good work!

I read your article,and loved it.I am sure through these stories we will be able to discover more to support these young people.Keep up the good job,Ina!

All the best,

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