In August 2012 eleven young people in foster and residential care in Cambridgeshire gathered for an animation summer school. The aim was to make a short film about what it's like and how it feels to enter the care system.
We have been asked to promote the film, featured on youtube, and gladly do so here. Please note: the film contains strong language
The young people had no previous animation or film-making skills. They worked with Lizzy Hobbs (Spellbound Animation), James Rogers (Sonic Sound Studios) and Tom Mellor, Cambs Youth Offending Service, Trish Sheil, Cambridgeshire Film Consortium & Valerie Dunn, University of Cambridge/CLAHRC-CP. The result, My Name is Joe, gives us a powerful and unique insight into this life-changing event.