August 20th, 2014 – South West Inner City Network in Dublin is pleased to invite all to the premiere of No Fixed Abode, a short movie exploring the experience of homeless people in Dublin. Result of a six months course for clients in a community addiction programme, the movie tells a real-life story of female homelessness-to-recovery journey.
Johanka Macekova, the course coordinator from SWICN, says: “The course gave the participants an opportunity to experience the creative process. They had a chance to do something different and to learn how to use a semi-professional computer programme for movie-making.”
There were 14 ex-users in the course. The programme was participant led, which means that the movie was created and produced by the participants themselves – from the script, through acting and directing.
As the movie production progressed, the group struggled with the motivation and perseverance with the task. The upcoming screening marks not only a successful completion of a media course, but also celebrates another step forward on the journey of personal development.
“They learned how to work as a team, how to resolve conflicts and manage expectations in the group”, adds Johanka Macekova,
“hope to see you there – Wednesday – 20th August at 10am in Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin.” The screening is FREE and open to all: http://www.swicn.ie/news/
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South West Inner City Network (SWICN) is a community organization, providing a wide range of services for adults and young people living in Dublin 8, Ireland.
Community Addiction Programme (CAP) provides a range of services to help problem drug users come off drugs and alcohol, and to restart their lives.
Digital film making course for adults is for people interested in getting an insight into digital film making. It’s an introductory course into digital film making that gives the participants opportunity to learn about script-writing, storyboarding, directing, acting, using camera and sound equipment, editing.