Channel 4 has teamed up with media agency, Starcom to launch documentary series 'Brave Stories', encouraging people who identify as coming from diverse backgrounds or marginalised communities to open up about their personal experiences of working in media.
The launch will see the first two 15-20 minute films released in September via Starcom and Channel 4’s websites and promoted via their social channels.
Each session will explore a different story, highlighting the journeys of individuals who occupy marginalised identities under the protected characteristics outlined within The Equality Act.
The following characteristics are covered by existing equality legislation such as age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage, and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity.
“Creating space for unheard voices and helping to normalise taboo subjects by making them more visible, both on and off-screen, is at the heart of Channel 4’s public service remit. We’re really proud of this collaboration with Starcom which provides an important platform and safe space for people to share their stories and inspire positive change in our industry” said Chief Revenue Officer at Channel 4, Verica Djurdjevic.