Congratulations to Politics and Sociology student Jemmar Samuels who, together with TrueTube, won the inaugural Content for Change Children’s BAFTA for the documentary What do you mean I can’t change the world?. TrueTube sum up the powerful documentary below:
"Jemmar tells the story of how she went from hating how she looked, to a realisation of the injustices that made her feel that way, to proud acceptance of herself as a beautiful, working class, black young woman. She is now an activist, working for social justice and inspiring other young people to campaign for the issues that affect their lives".
Social activist and current Student Success Project assistant Jemmar inspires other young people to campaign for change on the issues that affect their lives. She has worked with a number of organisations from Girl Guiding, British Youth Council, the Black Cultural Archives and the Commonwealth Youth Forum. Jemmar was approached by the team at TrueTube, a multi-award winning website for schools, to bring her journey to life.
The video will be used in Personal, Social and Health Education lessons in schools across the UK to teach children about issues around racism and colourism.
You can watch the documentary on YouTube: