Paul Cooke and Stuart Taberner receive AHRC award

The £100k grant is for a digital engagement project to challenge xenophobia amongst young people in South Africa.

LCS's Paul Cooke (Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at Leeds Cultures), working with Stuart Taberner (German), and Simon Popple (Media and Communication) have been awarded 100k from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to work on a digital engagement project with the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre and South Africa NGOs Bishop Simeon Trust and THEMBA Interactive.

The aim of the project is to use film making and other forms of digital engagement to challenge xenophobia amongst young people living in townships across Gauteng. The project builds on previous work by this team and their South African partners.

For more information see the Transnational Holocaust Memory site.

You can also view the video of when a group of fantastic interns from the University of Leeds travelled to South Africa in June 2016. This was to work with the children supported by our partners Tshepo Hope to explore the key issues they face and create stories that share these through cartoons and film making.