New films showcase moving stories from care leavers in Birmingham

Four young people posing with purple and orange balloons Published: 8th Apr 2022

Future You premieres four inspiring films from care experienced young people in Birmingham.

Last night saw over 100 specially invited guests attend the premiere of ‘Future You’, a young person’s project that Birmingham Children’s Trust and BFriends have been supporting over the past year.

The film features four inspirational young people with care experience, who wanted to share their care journey’s, their achievements, and what it was like for them to grow up in Birmingham and it’s surrounding areas.

The premiere was opened by Councillor Sharon Thompson, Cabinet Member for Vulnerable Children and Families in Birmingham, and Abba Loughran, Corporate Parenting Health Mentor at Birmingham Children’s Trust and Co-Chair Bfriends Charity.

The short films saw Levi Allen, Musa Nela, Sabina Begum, and Zaynab (ZeZe) Sohawon share their experiences in the care system in front of staff from Birmingham Children’s Trust, The Children’s Society, local MP’s and executives from local businesses.

“I’m so proud of what Levi, Musa, Sabina and Zaynab have achieved,” says Abba, who also managed the project. “It’s really important for people who work in and support Children’s services to hear real life journeys and how these services can impact young people in care.”

The films were then followed by a Q&A session, led by Abba, where the audience asked questions to Levi, Musa and Zaynab.