Filming has begun on our “Transitions” film project. We’ve been capturing unique and diverse stories about the experience of transitioning into an aged care environment and how families navigate and experience this time of change.
We are delighted to be partnering once again with Ryman Healthcare on a 2nd short film project, this time engaging not only Residents but families as well. Similar to our first film project “Facing Change” we explore the often challenging time of transition from independent living or family care into an aged care facility.
There was no red carpet, but there was plenty to celebrate at the premiere screening of ‘Facing Change,’ a moving 11 minute short film, created by our participants and exploring the transition into a retirement facility. Participants, their friends and family, along with residents, staff and management of Rita Angus and Ryman Healthcare enjoyed speeches, wine and food and a wonderful film. It was a very special evening. To watch online click here.
The participants in our Rita Angus Film Project got put through there paces on the weekend as we launched into the filming phase of this project. Luckily the weather was good to us! The Film will premiere at Rita Angus on October 24th. Watch this space for a web link to the finished film – working title “New Haven!”
We are delighted to be partnering with Ryman Healthcare to deliver a drama project for elderly residents of Rita Angus retirement village. We are working with 12 participants and they have chosen to create a short film exploring the impact of moving into residential care. Watch this space for a link to the finished film, due for release in November.
Each year Voice Arts Trust delivers a drama-based refugee youth project. This year, in partnership with ChangeMakers Refugee Forum and with support from UNESCO, the focus has been on ‘the positive contributions that people with refugee backgrounds make to family, community and society’. Eight young people were supported to explore ideas of who they are inspired by and who they are proud of in their community. Each chose one person to create a narrative, poem or drama about and these eight stories are being weaved together into a short film approx 8 minutes in duration. The cultural make up of the group was Somali, Sudanese, Afghani and Colombian. To view the short film click here.