VENT Documentaries: Episode 5
Posted On 25 May 2020
VENT will share the formative experiences of young people currently living in the borough, sending them across Brent, the capital and beyond. Across four series, young people from Brent bring you documentaries about politics, identity, love, relationships, culture, crime and justice.
VENT, a collaboration between young people from Brent and VICE, is an audio project designed to explore the multitude of issues affecting youth today.
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At 20, Kamiah is worried about staying friends with her best friend, Dre, as they no longer see each other at college everyday and are becoming adults.
She decides to interview VICE journalist Max Daly and his best friend of 40 years, Brian Pearce, about how they’ve managed to stay friends for twice as long as she’s been alive. It’s hilarious. Then, halfway through making her documentary, the Covid-19 lockdown happens, and Kamiah’s anxiety about friendship is exacerbated - it’s no longer about the future, it’s immediate: She can’t see Dre.
As it turns out, being 20 means this isn’t such a big deal: Her and Dre are used to only communicating over the internet. Kamiah decides to check in on Max and Brian, to see how they’re coping, and ends up becoming the expert and helping two old men adapt to this new world.