Filming gets underway in March as new video aims to put teenage domestic violence into the spotlight to raise awareness around the issue
PUBLISHED: 11:50 21 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:58 10 September 2019
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A camera crew has been spotted in March this week as local actors recreate a PSA film from the 90s about domestic abuse in teenagers.
The Respect project at YMCA Trinity Group was awarded funding by the Big Lottery Community Fund to raise awareness of domestic abuse in young people's relationships.
This film project - set in a world of social media - aims to put domestic abuse in 2019 into the spotlight and will be used via a series of workshops delivered to secondary schools, colleges and National Citizens Service groups across the area.
The film, being recreated by 20Twenty Productions, stars actors from the Fenland and Cambridgeshire area and will be delivered to schools in the area.
Katherine Nightingale of 20Twenty Productions and director of the film said: "The original film used by YMCA was made in the 90s so we are modernising it.
"We are putting social media context into it and we are of course using local people, which is exactly what YMCA Trinity Group wanted."
The charity has commissioned the feature for £10,000 and it will be filmed at various locations in March, including Club Q, the Braza and March Town Hall.
Ms Nightingale added: "We are filming all around Fenland and the final cut should be ready before the end of September.
"YMCA should begin to use it in schools at the start of October, it could be shown at any secondary school in and around Peterborough, Fenland and Cambridgeshire."
YMCA Trinity Group helps support young people across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and into Northamptonshire, they offer emergency accommodation, family work and training and education for those in need.
For more information on YMCA Trinity Group, visit: www.ymcatrinitygroup.org.uk/counselling/respect/promoting-healthy-relationships