New media training programme launched for young people from underrepresented communities

Published date24 March 2023
The social enterprise GORM is launching anew pilot talent development programme 'The Wideshot' which is aimed at increasing cultural and ethnic representation in the creative media industry, as well as to break down growing divisions in Ireland. The programme, supported by the YPCE Project Award 2023, offers young people aged 18 and 25 the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in digital storytelling, creative media and multimedia alongside professional industry mentors during several workshops

This is followed by a week-long summer programme, during which eight selected individuals will get to tell their own story by creating a digital media piece. The Wideshot Programme participants are recruited through the programme's four charity partners: Africa Centre, AMAL Women's Association, Doras Luimni and Irish Traveller Movement.

GORM chief Mamobo Ogoro says: "Highlighting and amplifying the voices, experiences and stories of diverse communities on and off the screen is a part of our core objectives at GORM. Personally, though I have lived in Ireland for most of my life, I had never seen different stories of my community in Irish film or media growing up. That's why I am so pleased that GORM is supported by the YPCE Project Award 2023 to equip and empower young people of ethnically diverse communities to tell their stories through creative media.

"With this launch and the development of The Wideshot Programme, we see a creative media industry where stories of different communities are adequately expressed on...

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