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Youth Action Cumbernauld and Kilsyth (YACK)

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The young people involved in this group created a short film about sporting rivalry between young people which descends into verbal and physical fighting and begins to impact on school and community life. The film was a central feature of the schools-based workshops run by the group. After much debate, the YACK group decided not to use sectarian language in the DVD and instead to talk about “eagles” and “snakes”. This was to ensure the schools would allow them to deliver the workshop in an educational setting. Removing the language created the opportunity to see the absurdity of sectarianism and bigotry and highlighted division, violence, bullying and safety as the real issues to be explored. It also allowed participants to explore the subject without the distraction of offensive or emotive sectarian terms.

View the film they made here:

 

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