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C4 launches Barcroft-produced factual strand for young voices

UK pubcaster Channel 4 is launching a new strand of factual shorts centered on the voices and views of young people in the UK. The shorts are produced by Barcroft Studios ...
December 11, 2019

UK pubcaster Channel 4 is launching a new strand of factual shorts centered on the voices and views of young people in the UK.

The shorts are produced by Barcroft Studios and cover a range of topics affecting young people.

Projects include Fix Up, a debate show set in barbershops and beauty salons; Flawless (pictured), in which young people with body or facial differences meet up-and-coming artists to work through their body confidence issues by having their portraits painted; Feeling Sixteen, about issues facing the UK’s 16-year-olds; Behind the Mask, which explores the strange and often illegal secret lives of everyday people who appear behind masks to protect their identities; and This Is Not Porn, which seeks to answer the questions not addressed in either sex ed or pornography.

These titles are available on C4′s Facebook and the Channel 4 Documentary YouTube channel as of Monday (Dec 9).

“We are thrilled to announce this new factual digital strand, showcasing a range of fresh and distinctive young voices. Packed full of personality, these are bold, inspiring and thought-provoking films,” said Nicola Brown, C4 commissioning editor, in a statement.

“It’s great to be making video that resonates with young people where they spend so much of their time — on their phones. This is original factual content that features young, diverse Brits telling their very own true stories,” added Barcroft Studios CEO Sam Barcroft.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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