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We the People

The London Borough of Lambeth has a strong legacy of grassroots activism. But what makes Brixton, at Lambeth’s heart, one of London’s most socially active communities?

Brixton Advocacy Project: Young activists

Brixton Advocacy Project: Young activists

Young activists at a screening of We the People at the Advocacy Academy.

We commissioned two local artists, Virginia Nimarkoh and Fan Sissoko, to work with a group of young people to create a short film exploring active citizenship. Filmed over the summer of 2019, We The People explores themes of activism and community, past and present. We follow six inspiring conversations between activists and grassroots organisers, young and less young, making positive change at a local level. Made in partnership with The Advocacy Academy, the UK’s first campus for young activists, based in Brixton.

For many people, these are dire times. Meet some who dare to resist.

Read more about how the project developed and watch the full short film.