Students’ knife crime film debuts

The Prince's Trust Luton Team
The Prince's Trust Luton Team

Young movie-makers from The Prince’s Trust Team premiered a hard-hitting film about knife crime at Cineworld in Luton on Monday.

The hard-hitting documentary showed the ripple effect of knife crime on not only the immediate victims, but the victims’ family and friends, the attacker’s family and the wider community.

The project was part of the Prince’s Trust programme, for which the Luton students were tasked with making something sustainable for the community.

Assistant team leader Tamanna Sidika said: “The premiere event was very successful with around 170 people attending. My students spent several weeks working extra hard on the video, planning, fundraising and executing the filming.”

The team worked alongside Clear Head Media to produce the film, and spent five days fundraising at local supermarkets, raising £3,041 which included a grant from Crimebeat.

The film is aimed at 12 to 16 year olds and the group hope it will be shown at schools and community centres to deter young people from getting involved in a life of crime.