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September 14th, 2012

I Want To Be

Just a reminder that the film we made mentioned in the Blog a few weeks ago is on the way really soon. It is in the final stages of editing.

Lots of the young women the Canaan Project works with lack self-esteem and this means that they often assume they don’t have anything of value to say. The film aimed to encourage them in this area and to make a short film in which they each talk about their lives and aspirations. We ran workshops with a group of 7 young women to help them reflect on and express their hopes for various aspects of their lives and their influences and inspirations and then spent a day filming them on the 37th floor of 1 Canada Square in Canary Wharf. The young women loved being part of it and although initially nervous, were overwhelmed that such a big crew of professional people had thought it worth making a film about them and what they had to say. Our hope is that by giving a voice to this small group of young women, other young women will be able to relate to their day to day experiences and hopes and fears and be inspired to believe they are also significant.