SafeLives seek contributions to short film

Our good friends at SafeLives have a new project but need some help; here is what they say:

We are making a film – though we are hopeful that it won’t just be SafeLives’ film, but in fact it will be our film.

We are making a short film to combat the silence experienced by survivors, to challenge stigma and to show that there is life after domestic abuse. Our film will show a movement, a community and connection. We hope it has BIG impact. And we would love for you to be involved.

We are asking individuals and partner organisations to help us make a film of strength and solidarity. We are asking survivors to submit short selfie videos of themselves of about 30 seconds, saying who you are, what you’re about “… and I’m a survivor”. We want to include as many people as possible, and as many different people as we can, to really show that there is no ‘typical’ survivor. You can find full instructions around how to contribute here.

The film will be shown far and wide. We want it to have as much impact and be seen by as many people as possible. It’s definitely a public project. And as with anything that gets put on the internet, we can’t guarantee where it will end up. Just something to be aware of before deciding to take part. If you’re an organisation getting involved in this, we’ll thank you in the credits :)

If you think you would like to get involved, but have questions, queries or concerns to iron out before you do, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you. You can email Polly or call her on 07827 343 815.

Let’s make something awesome. Let’s show the power of survivors.

With very best wishes,

Polly, Authentic Voice Co-ordinator

PS: If you feel able to help and want to learn more about how to submit a video clip, then read this guidance