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Small People, Big Picture

Wednesday 4th July 2018, 17:00 - 18:00

HUBS Common Room

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Kids have always had a voice and now they’re finally being heard with increased visibility across issues such as social injustice, the environment, and who could forget the powerful image of gun campaigner Emma Gonzales silently standing for 6 minutes at the March for Our Lives. How do we as content producers better reflect the world this new generation of engaged changemakers are living in without forgetting placement of entertainment values at its core?

With pressure to be ‘woke’, do we need to be adding to the never-ending list of issues kids need to be engaged with and are we putting too much pressure on them and ourselves? Can’t we just have fun?

An expert panel comprised of content producers deconstruct their experiences of developing content in this new age where kids are leading the charge on issues more than ever before and discuss the challenges of combining issue led programming with entertainment. They’ll challenge the notion that all content should come with a message and compare their own experiences across a variety of age groups and media.

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