Films are powerful media because they can influence our values and affect how we make sense of our place in the world. Violent extremist groups regularly do this by presenting susceptible young people with visions of honour and glory, and the chance to be the hero of their own action-packed adventure.
With these films, we hope to counter that narrative. In the form of the short Public Service Announcements we aim to highlight the deception such films rely on, making promises that almost universally turn out to be false. With the documentary we hope to provide our own hero narrative, one where the hero is making a real, positive difference within his specific community, as well as our broader society.
THE STRONGEST AMONG YOU