Judge for Yourself

Community Safety Glasgow

  • Participants filming outside, guy holding a dog, all smiling and having fun
  • Participants using the camera outside
  • Participant at front door, showing rest of crew inside filming
  • Participants with camera equipment, smiling for the photo
  • Participants on doorstep with Lucinda and Vilte from media co-op

The Brief

This film was to reveal another side to Bridgeton. Renowned for sectarianism, local residents wanted to challenge stereotypes and show the solidarity and human warmth within their community, while raising awareness of basic Hate Crime issues.

What we did

In participatory style, we facilitated a series of workshops for local residents Nessie, Nancy and Mary Alice to create their own film. They learned how to operate the camera and sound kit, they came up with the concept, script and cast, we our support throughout.

The launch of the film was a standing room only event. The project also got lots of media coverage including an 11 minute feature on STV, and feature articles in the Evening Times and the Daily Record. During the Commonwealth Games 2014 the film was projected onto local windows. We also made a ‘behind the scenes’ film.

Awards

Judge for Yourself won the Innovative Media Campaign in the 2015 Safer Communities Awards.

What they say

“A fantastic little advert, not just tackling sectarianism, but a very creative and positive way for a community to begin to re-imagine itself”.