21 episodes

Young people from one London Borough, telling you the stories we care about. A collaboration between VICE UK and Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.


Senior Producer - Jess Lawson | Producer - Arlie Adlington | Mixing - Arlie Adlington, Steve Wyatt.


Special thanks to Emilia Gill, Moeed Majeed & Kamiah Chae-Cowell.


Photography from Raden Anandra Natalegawa.

VENT Documentaries VICE UK

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 20 Ratings

Young people from one London Borough, telling you the stories we care about. A collaboration between VICE UK and Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.


Senior Producer - Jess Lawson | Producer - Arlie Adlington | Mixing - Arlie Adlington, Steve Wyatt.


Special thanks to Emilia Gill, Moeed Majeed & Kamiah Chae-Cowell.


Photography from Raden Anandra Natalegawa.

    #18 A World Without Prisons

    #18 A World Without Prisons

    Growing up in London, prison and the police are things Lauren couldn't avoid thinking about. Seeing how they impact her neighbourhood has given her this natural distrust of the criminal justice system. Lately, she's noticed a lot of stuff on social media about prison abolition, but she has no idea what that phrase really means. So she sets out to find out why people are fighting for a world without prisons.


    VENT Documentaries are produced by Jess Lawson and Arlie Adlington, with help from Emilia Gill, Moeed Majeed and Kamiah Chae. 
     
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    • 31 min
    #17 The Court of Twitter

    #17 The Court of Twitter

    Amber has been watching things unfold in the Court of Twitter, and she has questions. When we call people out on the internet, what are we trying to achieve? Amber goes on a journey to work out the difference between public shaming and holding people accountable for their actions online.


    VENT Documentaries are produced by Jess Lawson and Arlie Adlington, with help from Emilia Gill, Moeed Majeed and Kamiah Chae.
     
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    • 28 min
    #16 Keeping a Record

    #16 Keeping a Record

    Kes is a photographer. His dad, Arthur Eccleston, edited The Black Voice: a Brent-based black activist newspaper in the 70s and 80s. Kes has all of his dad’s old newspapers, and there’s something in this archive of activist history that feels important. Kes speaks to activists, journalists and artists about how we document and archive our social justice movements, and why it matters that we do.


    Follow Kes on Instagram @mellozwrld to see his photography.


    VENT Documentaries are produced by Jess Lawson and Arlie Adlington, with help from Emilia Gill, Moeed Majeed and Kamiah Chae. 
     
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    • 28 min
    #15 'Problem Kids'

    #15 'Problem Kids'

    Nora has noticed that black boys are disproportionately kicked out of school. She wants to know why.


    VENT Documentaries are produced by Jess Lawson and Arlie Adlington, with help from Emilia Gill, Moeed Majeed and Kamiah Chae.
     
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    • 30 min
    #14 Raye Saves the Day

    #14 Raye Saves the Day

    Raye is a 17 year old activist who wants to grow up and make a difference in the world - fight for the rights of people who need support. One option could be to go into law... but in Raye's own words, ‘I’m worried most laws are shit’. Raye sets out to find out whether being a lawyer is a good way to change the world - can you be an activist and a lawyer, or do you have to choose?


    VENT Documentaries are produced by Jess Lawson and Arlie Adlington, with help from Emilia Gill, Moeed Majeed and Kamiah Chae.
     
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    • 28 min
    #13 After George Floyd

    #13 After George Floyd

    On the 25th May 2020, George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis Police sparked a wave of global protests, action and conversation around the movement for black lives. At first, the protests were exciting and energising, and then everything became exhausting and overwhelming. In this episode, Layla tries to process all that happened in 2020, by speaking to journalists and activists from marginalised communities.


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    • 29 min

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Its interesting, personal and a really innovative form of journalism. The perfect fusing of personal and political. Wow.

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