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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
Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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