Why use film in Public Health or Palliative care contexts?
Film is an incredibly useful and powerful tool for story-telling, therapeutic or advocacy purposes. It can prove so empowering for those sharing their experience through it and for those who get to watch what results. But it is SO easy to get it wrong: to put the organisation’s or the audience’s, the funder’s or the facilitator-filmmaker’s, needs above those of the protagonist-participant.
As a result of Life:Moving, and the research underpinning it, a set of ethical guidelines were produced that can be used to help you set up a similar filmmaking project.
In the next few months these will be adapted into a toolkit. Watch this space