Our Nation's Sons

Hoping to change the view towards young men in the city, a high school art class attempts this by the use of 'street art'.

I was asked by illustrator, Joe Caslin to document his street art project 'Our Nation's Sons'. The project was built from a collaboration with local school students.
The project will begin Saturday 14th April with the pasting of a 40ft drawing to the gable wall of No. 20 Cowgate, Edinburgh. Over the course of the next ten days, five other large-scale drawings will appear in the city. The aim of the project is use these portraits drawings of young men as a tool to provoke and question current social and media representations of this generation. The drawings once installed will generate spaces throughout the city charged for an encounter between the subject/protagonist and the passer-by/interpreter. The project is funded by Edinburgh City Neighbourhood Partnership.

SCREENINGS
Film will be screened at Somerset House, London during Association Of Illustrators exhibition. October 2013.
The film has been broadcasted on British TV via The Community Channel
as well as a part of Open City Documentary Film Festival.
opencitydocsfest.com/index.php?id=213
And was streamed on Doc Alliance. (dafilms.com).
BBC News covered the event. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-17727181

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