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YouTube Competition

We warmly congratulate the winners of the
Project Mosaic Young Filmmakers YouTube Competition

We are Britain

First Prize: Tariq Chowdhury
Film: Inspiration Through Faith
Runner Up: Timur Ahmet
Film: Two White Roses
Honourable Mention: Megan Crawley
Film: This is Max
Honourable Mention: Mustaq Ahmed, Charlie Kewley, Azhaar Khan, James Lloyd, Ali Muhammad, Ahmed Shabuo, Omar Sheego of Burnage Media Arts College, Year 11
Film: It Takes All Sorts

The Project Mosaic Young Filmmakers YouTube Competition amplifies the voice of youth in increasing tolerance amongst people from different backgrounds. The 2010-2011 competition invited people in the United Kingdom aged 16 to 25 to make a film lasting two minutes or less that addressed one or more themes of Project Mosaic. Possible themes included countering prejudice, group hatred and extremism, helping to integrate immigrant communities, and celebrating tolerance, diversity, engaged citizenship and British values such as the rule of law, equality between men and women, and freedom of speech, assembly, press and religion.

View the June 22, 2011 Award Ceremony:

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Project Mosaic extends warm thanks to the panel of judges. Information on the judges, who bring together deep expertise in film, youth work and the importance of using education and effective communication to combat group hatred and extremism, is provided here below:

Jonathan Marc Baker
Jonathan Marc Baker is the producer/director of the award-winning “A Film About Races”, which examines the social and biological realities of race in a humourous way. The film is soon to be available to schools and colleges in the United States as a teaching aid.

Dr Pushpinder Chowdhry
Dr Pushpinder Chowdhry is the founding director of The London Asian Film Festival presented by Tongues on Fire. The festival celebrates independent film and other media of South Asian origin in the UK and beyond. Pushpinder is not related to the First Prize Winner.

Alex Clarke
Alex Clarke is Chair of the September 11th UK Family Support Group, which supports relatives of the 67 Britons that died in New York on September 11, 2001. Alex lost her daughter, Suria, in the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Sadiya Ali Hussein
Sadiya Ali Hussein is a founding editor of Elmi Magazine, a London publication for and by young Britons of Somali descent. She is a university student and co-chair of the Elays Network, which helps young Somali-Britons develop life skills, career opportunities and useful contacts within and beyond their community.

Imanuel Ibrahim
Imanuel Ibrahim is a mentor helping young people through a variety of engagement programmes at Westminster Council in London. His expertise includes working with vulnerable young people to escape violent gang culture, to rebuild their lives after serving in offender institutions and to steer clear of extremist radicalisation.

Jon Littman
Jon Littman has over 20 years’ experience working with young people in a variety of settings. He is the youth worker for The Movement for Reform Judaism. His work includes developing informal educational projects for Jewish youth and creating encounters for them with different religious and cultural communities. Jon also teaches youth and community work for the YMCA George Williams College.

Terry Rockefeller
Terry Rockefeller worked for 30 years as a documentary filmmaker in the United States, which included playing a key role in the award-winning documentary series on the Civil Rights movement, “Eyes on the Prize”. Terry lost her sister, Laura, in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and is an active member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.

For information on the next Project Mosaic Young Filmmakers YouTube Competition, contact us.