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Funded by The Baring Foundation Back to the Future brings together rural older people living in sheltered housing with residents from Supported Housing Foyers, which support young people, to create new films in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
The Worcestershire project worked with residents from Storer Court Residential Home and the Haysfield Housing Foyer in Malvern. Both groups took part in camera training, recorded short pieces to share their thoughts with one another and enjoyed a cinema screening together.
Can you see me? is a powerful and compelling new film that dramatically explores teenage relationship abuse.
Created by The Rural Media Company and commissioned by The Midcounties Co-operative and Women’s Aid, the film forms part of an Education Resource that will be distributed across the UK. Can you see me? raises important issues about controlling and abusive behaviour in young relationships and how this can potentially escalate into domestic violence.
The Over the hill? campaign highlights the challenges faced by those growing older in the countryside and questions assumptions about the services rural older people want and need. It was funded by the Nationwide Foundation for three years from the beginning of 2010 until December 2012.
With our partners (Age UK and ACRE) we have been lobbying policy makers and rural communities across the country to take note of our campaign findings.