November 2014 – March 2015
Interested in how to provide the right tools for people to tell their own stories, Sophie Lucas is aiming to use Platforms to use online and user-generated content to make a representative documentary on the prison system – From the Plantation to the Penitentiary: Maintaining The Slave Trade in Obama’s America.
Sophie is a digital engagement consultant. She began her career in marketing and has worked for a wide range of public and third sector organisations, taking the digital lead on a number of high level campaigns. Most recently she has worked with London Cycling Campaign on a localised campaign that successfully lobbied government to support safer space for cycling in London.
From the Plantation to the Penitentiary: Maintaining The Slave Trade in
From the Plantation to the Penitentiary is a collaborative, social justice filmmaking initiative. The project aims to primarily involve African-American young people in both the US and UK, in leadership, self-empowerment and the creation of a major creative social change debate through innovative filmmaking practice, allowing them to explore and narrate their individual viewpoints.
The project reaches many different audience groups from filmmakers and creative media practitioners, social policy researchers and journalists, to social activists and individuals interested in civic engagement and social justice issues. This project is intended towards a fresh, daring and socially-engaged audience, who will invest in the potential of new platforms and digital tools in raising awareness, producing and distributing original content and becoming part of an on-line shared community.
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