Finding My Way Animated Documentary by Young People on Leaving Care

What is your experience of creative activities that contribute to the well-being and confidence of the young people involved?

Valerie Dunn, Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, provides detail on the latest animation project she is involved with…

Our House

‘Our House’ is the third in a trilogy of films made by a group of researchers, film and sound artists, social care professionals and young people in care in Cambridgeshire.
The young people put forward the issue of residential care as an important area they wanted to address through film. So in August 2014 the third animation summer school brought their ideas to life through animation and sound.

The result is ‘Our House’  http://youtu.be/fs-RVgsFfcA

Finding My Way

Finding My Way is an animated documentary about the challenges and expectations of leaving local authority care. It was created by young care leavers in Cambridgeshire in August 2013. The young people met for an intensive 4-day animation summer school at Anglia Ruskin University:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1qZggHoFmM

In the Behind the Scenes film, the young people explain why they made the film and take us through the production process:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgPu_iHZvL4

Finding My Way has been nominated for an award at the BFI’s Future Film festival.

This film has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with a wide range of Cambridgeshire and East Anglian Health and Service Providers.

My Name is Joe

See also Valerie’s blog from July 2013 on My Name is Joe, a film about the experiences of young people going into care.

 

What is your experience of creative activities that contribute to the well-being and confidence of young people in care?

 

 

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