The Kitty AI at The Messy Edge. Confused? Read on…

PACA students on stage at The Messy Edge. Photography by Idil Bozkurt.

Earlier this year we were the delighted recipients of a Grassroots Award from Brighton Digital Festival. The Award helps support groups who are typically underrepresented in the digital sphere.

We worked with 40 students at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, as well as our regular Tuesday Club group, on a project inspired by Pinar Yoldas’ ‘The Kitty AI’. Over four weeks, the young people watched the film, reflected on its themes, and then wrote and created their own response to the film.

We presented the finished film at The Messy Edge conference at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Students from the Tuesday Club spoke about their experience of working on the project, the challenges of writing a script, and their thoughts about the future.

There was a wonderful response from the audience at the conference.



Now we’d like to share our film to a wider audience, so without further ado we present…

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We’d like to thank Brighton Digital Festival for their support on this project, Lucas Orme for directing the film, and all the students at PACA for creating such thoughtful, engaging work!

LGP Director Ella Burns introducing the project. Photography by Idil Bozkurt.