Aims of the Identity Crisis Project
A Shoe Full of Stars involved collaboration with counter-extremism specialists The Active Change Foundation and Lydia Wilson.
Violent Extremism affects our societies on multiple levels, but few people are equipped with the skills, sensitivity or confidence to tackle this subject constructively with young people. Children, however, are the most vulnerable to being exploited and recruited by extremists and their propaganda.
To protect young people and our society, it is necessary that every sector of our society holds open, sensitive yet probing dialogues. This opera is a result of that dialogue process, and is about the necessity of that dialogue process.