VIDEO: Worth Valley YFC turn film makers

Members of Worth Valley YFC in West Yorkshire have joined forces with ITV to produce an animated film showing the importance of local food.

ITV runs a scheme called ITV Fixers which helps 16-25 year olds tackle the problems they care about.

The initiative has allowed Worth Valley YFC to make four short animated films which they hope will inform primary school age children about food and farming

Club chairman Thomas Ogden said: “We came together to work on this project because we are concerned about younger people not knowing where their food comes from – they all go to the supermarket and see it on the shelves but they don’t relate the meat on the shelves to the animals and how you produce it.

“It is really important form a young farmers’ perspective that people can understand farming and support farming and the future of it, and understand what we do and why we do it.”

The animation follows a group of children who meet a farmer. He shows and explains where their food comes from and why buying local is so important.

Watch a video of Worth Valley YFC members talking about the project.

Field to Fork from ITV Fixers on Vimeo.

Watch the final animation:

Field to Fork from ITV Fixers on Vimeo.

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