During the last year of Connecting through Culture there have been many discussions with and between co-researchers on personal creative passions, things that people would like to try, things that people would like to say, and participation through a wide variety of platforms and media – online and offline. As part of the lifecourse work which is intrinsic to this project, members of the research team have also thought about their own histories, passions, skills. And so, an idea emerged organically through conversations – why not support the creation of mini-films by co-researchers?
The initial group of co-researchers involved chose a fitting title: ‘Rebellious Voices’. Plenty of outrageous behaviour and fun was had making and sharing these films and the screening was a proud moment, and co-researchers have talked about this as an empowering and celebratory experience.