Published: 5 March 2021 at 13:52
Online ARU event will unveil clips from film alongside a panel discussion with contributors
A new documentary chronicling healthcare workers’ own personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic will be unveiled during an online event hosted by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) on Tuesday, 9 March (5.30pm).
The documentary is being produced by ARU’s StoryLab research institute and the event – taking place a year after the World Health Organisation declared a global pandemic – will discuss how creative expression has helped healthcare practitioners find meaning in what has happened over the last 12 months.
Clips from the film-in-progress will be shown during the free public event, which will also feature a panel discussion with some of the healthcare professionals who have collaborated on the film, which originated from The Frontline project launched in April last year.
Dr Marques Hardin, Researcher at StoryLab, said:
To attend the free online event, please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/covid-through-a-creative-lens-tickets-141848618035
The film, which was produced with Dr Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco of the University of Essex, tells the story of an Italian town destroyed by an earthquake in 1980. The researchers used 3D technology to recreate Senerchia, and combined this footage with interviews with those affected, songs, poems, and archive material, including photos and newspaper reports.
Image is a still of the film, taken by Emily Gilhespy
StoryLab is one of six high-profile research institutes at ARU. Our researchers combine traditional storytelling methods with emerging formats and creative technologies such as 360 film, soundscapes and 3D data visualisation to create powerful, immersive experiences. Read more about StoryLab's work.