Sunday, 9 May 2010

BBC is looking for UK based 15-17 year old Hafus

We have been contacted by the BBC's Religion and Ethics dept. They are making a documentary as part of the BBC's Mixed Race season in 2012. The documentary is looking at the experiences of young mixed race adults from a range of backgrounds in the UK who are currently between 15-17 years old.

The idea comes from the fact that despite only being added as an ethnicity in the 2001 census 'Mixed Race' is now the fastest growing ethnic minority and some say it will be the largest in the UK by 2020 - it is therefore a very young population, with the majority being under 18.

The documentary will be made up of four very different snapshots of engaging young people who are Mixed race. The people are to reflect a diversity of gender, social environments, geographical location, economic advantage, attitudes to ethnicity, Black, White and Asian ethic mixes and follow them in the 6 months leading up to their birthday. The idea is to give a voice to this fast growing ethnic group, show the diversity within the mixed race ethnicity and explore issues relating to young people and their identity.

If you are interested please get in touch with us or Fiona Jones, BBC Religion and Ethics Manchester (

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