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A sensitive documentary

I have written in the past about speaking to the media, and some time ago I also blogged about a television company who had been commissioned to produce a documentary about parent abuse. This programme is no longer in production, but I had a very interesting meeting yesterday with Nick Poyntz of PopkornTV who has been brought on board as Director for a programme commissioned by Channel 5. Popkorn have also been pursuing this idea for a while but Nick has brought a new lease of life to the project. We spent over an hour exploring the need for sensitivity, understanding of the ethical issues, input from families into the editing process, and underlying agenda. Nick assures me that there is no hidden story, simply as desire to show the levels of family violence many people experience, to raise awareness and perhaps contribute as a result to campaigning within the policy arena. “My aim, on this project as with all my films, is to make a collaborative documentary which not only gets to the heart of the issues but also benefits those involved.Continue reading

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