Youth-Lead Documentary: 'Outside The Comfort Zone'

Lead a community documentary project, working with 30 young people between the ages of 14-23 years old. Through the medium of film, we explored different methods to work collaboratively and ethically with our participants, whilst focusing on the themes of identity, race, art, migration and London. The short documentary entitled 'OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE' was primary a collaboration with Young Creators UK - a community interest company, made up of and run by young people interested in developing media and film skills from the Lambeth borough. The film was made in association with the Department of Anthropology & Sociology from SOAS University & London International Documentary Festival 2019. For more information:


An exciting documentary revealing the personal and political challenges of young, migrant Londoners today.
Told through the first meeting of photographer Darren (27) and poet Edward (19), we follow their contrasting childhood stories of migration. Despite cultural differences, Edward, a second-generation Ghanaian, and Darren, first-generation Cantonese, develop an intriguing connection during an honest conversation about Britain, family and ethnicity.
Together, the young men navigate their pasts, identities and emotions, to find common ground as artists and as Londoners. Through their rapport and sensitivities, they champion how young, marginalised voices build connections and find comfort from ‘outside the comfort zone’.

Project Tags


  • Y

    Young Creators UK

    • L

      London International Documentary Festival 2019

      • D

        Department of Anthropology & Sociology, SOAS, UL


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