‘Banned’, delivered in partnership with Coombeshead College, brought together 28 young people from Dartmoor and Newton Abbot to create a film on the theme of ‘difference’. The story followed a Christian rock band who audition for a replacement singer and recruit a girl from an atheist family. Set around Newton Abbot, the film explored the struggles of young people to develop their own independent ideologies, sometimes in conflict with their background and upbringing. Film-maker Chris Adams joined MED Theatre’s Mark Beeson, Abby Stobart and Gillian Webster, alongside Coombeshead Community Media Officer Rae Hoole, to mentor the young people as they developed their ideas, wrote the script, and shot and edited the film. This project was funded by an award from Media Box.