COMMUNITY VIDEO, PARTICIPATORY VIDEO, TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Roving Eye Community is a collective of highly skilled filmmakers and educators who have broad experience of working with the arts in the community. Videos include campaigning, awareness raising and information videos; where possible we try to enable participants to make the film themselves with our support, by training them in video production.

IN PRODUCTION 2012

We are very please to have been awarded funding for a new participatory project working with Students on SkillsBase to produce the film A Day In The Life…

IN DEVELOPMENT

CAN YOU PICTURE THAT? participatory video projects is an idea we are exploring with children affected by war in Nepal working with animators Eleanor Meredith and Cieren Bell for CWIN Child Rights Nepal a child rights organisation.

PRODUCTIONS

2011 Milaronia

Milaronia

Tucked away in an ancient village in the northern hills of Crete, a unique children’s project is changing the way children relate to the world around them. Milaronia is a holiday children’s project, which takes children from local villages in the Rethymnon region of all abilities and through a philosophy of free play, the project introduces them to their cultural heritage through nature, agriculture and ancient Cretan traditions.

 

2010 Maia

2009 Palestine in the Media

Maia is 94 and can still put her nose to her knees. She wants to share her daily exercises with women of all ages around the world, to keep us fit and healthy and very, very flexible!

2010 Sacrifice

2009 Palestine in the Media

November 2009, Animal Welfare groups campaign to stop the Gadhimai Festival which will see the mass sacrifice of over 250 thousand animals over two days. Roving Eye documented the campaign (this was Bibi Funyal’s first DOP position) and the sacrifice for animalNepal.org. The issue sparked many debates in Nepal's press at the time. A more graphic and hard hitting version can be found here, please be aware this may be disturbing - graphic slaughter images are depicted.

2009 Nepal’s Kukur Tihar

2009 Palestine in the Media

The opening of animalNEPAL.org's new animal sanctuary took place on Kukur Tiha, Dog Worshipping Day, Oct 19th 2009.

2009 Palestine in the Media

2009 Palestine in the Media

A panel debate for young people interested in the media and its approach to Palestine

2008 Step Forward Film Project 45mins

2008 Step Forward Film Project  45mins

Docudrama and additional documentary on teenage pregnancy written and produced by young people not in education, training or employment. DVD available for educational work with young people. Students raise awareness article

2008 Environment Now! 30 mins

Question Time style debating panel on the environment, with members of parliament and climate change leaders. 2008

2007 Not Just Flower Arranging 2007 45 mins

Not Just Flower Arranging 2007

Universities and College Union (UCU) campaign featuring Tony Benn to save free adult education classes in local communities.

Vanished History 2006

Vanished History 2006

An intergenerational video project run by Yetunde Otuwehinmi, with young and elder people in the Hoxton area exploring the changing face of Shoreditch across the generations. Funded by Local Heritage Initiatives and working in partnership with Hoxton Hall, the Sharp End and the Geoffrye Museum in Hackney.

This is me: 2001 – 2006

This is me: 2001 – 2006

Series of self portraits made with people with learning difficulties documenting their thoughts, dreams and what’s important in their lives and the issues that affect them.

There is Life after Addiction: 2003

Berit Somme

A series of short 3-5’ films made with ex-drug and alcohol users. Working with a North London rehabilitation centre Roving Eye trained a group of recovering drug and alcohol users to make short films about the ups and downs of their recovery and the effects their addictions have had on their family, friends and themselves. Screened at the Ten Feet Away Film Festival, London 2004

One Year On: 2002

Berit Somme

One World TV 2002 Afghan Refugees talk about life in Britain one year since the west declared war on Afghanistan.

Anna’s Story: 2000

Anna’s Story: 2000

5’ portrait of an activist with breast cancer. 
Anna didn’t let losing her breast get her down, in typical fashion she decided to create an information film about her struggle with breast cancer, providing a personal insight into her treatment and emotional journey. 
Funded by Macmillan

Hackney Foster Carers 2000

Berit Somme

A series of workshops with children in foster care, using video to tell stories and build confidence, the young people were trained to use the cameras and equipment to produce their own short films.

Working Well: 1999

Berit Somme

12’ training film about mental illness in the work place. 
A film made with people who have a history of mental illness about discrimination in the work place. The video continues to be used as part of an awareness training package in workplaces around the country. Funded by Waltham Forest Social Services and QEST

Living With Outward Housing: 1998

Living With Outward Housing: 1998

30’ documentary about people with learning difficulties. 
A group of adults with learning difficulties produced their own film about living independently and making their own choices about their home. The video was used as an advocacy tool for people with learning difficulties to have a voice in policy decision making about independent living