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SBTV founder Jamal Edwards, has embarked on a mission to encourage young people to take part in politics, particularly voting, in a new YouTube mini-movie he released on Twitter yesterday.

The video sees Jamal trying to convince a young man who feels his vote would not make a difference in the UK that every vote counts.

The young man then gets up to leave, frustrated at the thought of his views being shadowed by Jamal’s and witnesses a series of events unfold, as he hauls himself into the toilet.

In the near four-minute cinematic clip, Jamal is dramatically targeted by a swat team, fully armed in black attire as popular CBBC television actress Dominque Moore makes an entrance as the interrogation officer, informing Jamal of the shocking statistics that their are 2.5 million young people who are not involved in the decisions affecting them.

While all the mayhem is happening in the other room, the young man who had previously been throwing his point of views, back and forth with Jamal finds the strength to vote by filling out a survey (which the viewer is also encouraged to do)

I thought this was a very interesting clip and I actually picked up on two things while watching it, that others may want to take into account.

The part where Jamal was escorted out of the building by an armed team, is largely open to interpretation, but I feel that it’s how some young people feel if they ask too many questions about what’s going on in the country they live in. Some young people feel like if they ask questions to things they’re entitled too, they’re often shunned or looked down on.

Also, did anyone interpret it as a lack of understanding/miscommunication between law enforcement and the youth? The part where he asked ‘Who are you?’ and was then made to leave the premises? Unfortunately, this can be the case between the law and the youth but social divide can often be equally as fair to blame.

Lastly and most importantly, at the end it was shown how easy it is to vote! The teen had finally decided after observing his surroundings that he wanted to make a change and had the access of the Internet to fill out a simple survey, quickly and conveniently.

So, while many are doubtful that their voices won’t be heard, now is the time to do something about it. Remember, we are the future – so effectively, your vote and voice makes all the difference.

Not content with creating a media empire that has changed the way young people view their own abilities and opportunities, Jamal Edwards is now evidently on a mission to use his influence to a greater good. Following the release of his video yesterday he has today published an article, There’s a Revolution Happening, Right Now on Huffington Post outlining his vision of a new level of youth participation in British politics.

As Jamal himself said

What did you think about the short clip and Jamal’s article? Was the message conveyed accurately? Let us know in the comments section