Newbridge Youth Project have scooped an award for their film against the tobacco industry for the Irish Cancer Society entitled ‘Enough’.
The youth group were presented with the accolade for ‘Best Actress’ for their film ‘Enough’ which received praise in particular for the acting talents of youth member Jessica Turner.
They were part of 270 young people from across Ireland who attended the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards 2012 at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin where their various film projects were showcased.
X-HALE Film is an initiative which aims to empower young people to address the issue of smoking in their own communities. The Oscar-themed event, which took place in the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin, saw 14 youth groups send a rallying call to their peers about the impact of smoking, all through the medium of film.
Newbridge Youth Project received a grant of €5,000 from the Irish Cancer Society to develop the project.
In total, the Society has awarded over €50,000 to roll out smoking related community awareness projects for young people across the country which aim to promote positive smoke-free lifestyles where smoking prevalence is high.
The film can be viewed online, visit: http://www.cancer.ie/xhale-2012-vote.
- Paula Campbell