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Author: Katerina Cizek; Heather Frise; Dawn Wilkinson; Gerry Flahive; National Film Board of Canada,
Publisher: [Montréal, Que.] : National Film Board of Canada, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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"How do you take care of your health when you don't have a home? The people best able to answer that question - and to challenge the circumstances that have led to it - are given the tools of digital media-making to document their stories and to create extraordinary photographs, audio narratives and short videos. Hand-held features over 100 minutes of riveting digital storytelling created by young mothers who have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Exhibition catalogs
Interviews
Pictorial works
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Katerina Cizek; Heather Frise; Dawn Wilkinson; Gerry Flahive; National Film Board of Canada,
OCLC Number: 465292313
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Anthology, shorts and production credits from container and other sources.
Works originally produced in 2007-2009
For further information and downloads: www.nfb.ca/handheld.
Credits: Filmmakers, Heather Frise and Dawn Wilkinson ; filmmaker-in-residence, Katerina Cizek ; photo mentor, Davida Nemeroff ; consultants, Catherine Moravac and Alice Gorman ; producer, Gerry Flahive ; executive producer, Silva Basmajian.
Performer(s): Photobloggers, Adrienne, Jess, Keneisha, Meghan, Nicole, DJ.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 127 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Contents: I was here: I was here photoblog: photo exhibit, featuring photos and blog entries (approximately 10 min.). We're still here: impact of "I was here" (approximately 11 min.). Participants' videos (approximately 6 min.) --
Street health stories : Street health stories / Katerina Cizek, with photographers Adrienne, Jess, Keneisha, and Meghan (approximately 10 min.). 22 mini-films from "Street Health Stories" (approximately 57 min.). Impact of stories (approximately 9 min.). "Street Health Stories" trailer --
Hand-held: Unexpected : a video bridge between young parents and hospital workers / Dawn Wilkinson, Adrienne, Jess, Keneisha, Meghan, Nicole, Catherine Moravac, Alice Gorman, Heather Frise, Genevieve Trilling, Erin Clarke, Rebecca Fortin and Daniella Guerriero (approximately 17 min.). [Un]conference / Heather Frise: filmed at Toronto's MaRS Centre, March 2008, featuring Mayor David Miller and dialogues between various healthcare professionals and young, single low-income mothers (approximately 11 min.)
Other Titles: I was here.
Health and homelessness
Unexpected.
Street health stories.
Unconference.
Responsibility: NFB.

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"How do you take care of your health when you don't have a home? The people best able to answer that question - and to challenge the circumstances that have led to it - are given the tools of digital media-making to document their stories and to create extraordinary photographs, audio narratives and short videos. Hand-held features over 100 minutes of riveting digital storytelling created by young mothers who have experienced homelessness. The I WAS HERE photobloggers came together in a unique media workshop through the NFB Filmmaker-in-Residence project at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto ... The powerful photographic images they created led to a city-wide tour of their work and to a public declaration of their rights and needs. Then, in a project called STREET HEALTH STORIES, the women chronicled the lives of more than two dozen homeless people as part of one of the most comprehensive scientific studies on the health of the homeless, "The Street Health Report" [2007]. Hand-held also includes the team's film UNEXPECTED, a provocative and transformative video dialogue between homeless mothers and healthcare professionals who deliver babies. This anthology is a frank and invaluable resource for nurses, doctors, social workers, policy makers, social activists, and patient advocacy organizations ... and anyone interested in how media and medicine can work together to change lives."-- Container.

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