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.