‘Kaos in the City’ was a collaborative animated film project designed for young individuals facing homelessness or temporary housing to take part in a high-quality arts experience that reflected their situation. The project offered sixteen young people aged 15-18 from Connexions and Life Housing an exciting opportunity to access new media and skills in model-making, animation, storyboarding, editing, and set design. The film constituted a platform to voice the young people’s ideas and to present their experiences living in Oxford, while developing their confidence. The project culminated in a presentation of their finished work to an audience.
It was the first time that the group of participants had experienced working on an animated film over a concentrated period of time. Although Fusion Arts had previously delivered projects using film and video, this was the first time we used animation and worked with this particular age group in its production.
‘Kaos in the City’ was selected for screening at the Co-operative Young FilmMakers Festival.
The project was run and supported by Fusion Arts in conjunction with Connexions and Life Housing.