Your 'Enough is Enough!' video vote winners!!
Publish Date: 16/05/2012
As the Enough is Enough! campaign enters it’s third year on May 17th 2012 we wanted to share some fantastic statistics with you plus announce the winners in our campaign video vote with The Manchester College.
- 1.5 million people have been reached by the Enough is Enough! campaign so far !
- 20,000 Enough is Enough! ambassadors are taking action against homophobia !
- 10,000+ views of The Manchester College student videos and counting !
The Enough is Enough! ACTION against Homophobia campaign was launched on IDAHO 2010 and aims to encourage people to take action to tackle homophobia.
Supported by celebrities including Sir Ian McKellen and Anthony Cotton the campaign has enjoyed nationwide exposure and is the most successful campaign the LGF has run in terms of national significance and engagement.
To commemorate the third year of the campaign first year media students from The Manchester College have produced short videos to promote Enough is Enough! and supporters have been voting for their favourite. The videos have received over 10,000 views on The LGF’s YouTube channel during a public video vote to choose two videos that will be used to showcase the campaign over the next year.
We can now proudly announce that the winning videos are...
A pastiche on the social stereotypes of the 1950s, Apple Pie shows a family where the children are told by mum and dad that they must eat all their greens to avoid turning into a homosexual.
Mum has baked an apple pie but judging by the crazed look on her face, not to mention the amazing arched eyebrows, there is something rather disturbing about this ‘perfect’ view of heterosexuality.
Juno who directed and features in the video commented on the making of the video : “When I first got the project I was very excited. I was aware of homophobia as I have friends who have been victims. I wanted to target parents rather than young people. I was very pleased with the work we had done.”
Using a simple time-lapse video technique this short video is a visual representation of verbal abuse which demonstrates how words can hurt.
We see a close up of a young man’s face gradually becoming covered with homophobic remarks as homophobic insults are thrown at him in a barrage of abuse.
The words may stop but the scars remain visible until they cover his entire body.
One comment on PinkNews.co.uk said the Scars video was ‘simple, clear and powerful, and is a winner for me’.
Other comments about all the videos included the following “They’re well made, portray a strong, solid message and hit the nail on the head without having possibility to be made fun of.’
Although there can only be two winners, first year media students at The Manchester College have delivered some fantastic work which have been viewed and were voted for many, many times.
The videos will be used to promote the Enough is Enough! campaign over the coming year so look out for them! Also, don't forget to look out for us during the Pride season this year.