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Wednesday, 2 February 2011


A short documentary about Camden Calling by filmmaker Anna Edwards has been awarded a commission through the international Why Poverty scheme, a collaboration between the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Mosaic Pictures and BBC Storyville. The idea was shortlisted from over a hundred entries and pitched to a jury of Andy Glynne (Mosaic Films), Nick Fraser (BBC Storyville), Julia Lewis (Rowntree) and Jim Boyle (Poverty Alliance). The film will screen as part of Storyville’s Why Poverty? season: a groundbreaking global cross media project launching in 2012 surrounding the question of why, in the 21st century, a billion people still live in poverty.

Anna will be attending the team meeting on Saturday to discuss her ideas for the film and to explain in more detail what it will involve... She will be following various members around with her camera for the next few months and working with us to make this project as collaborative as possible and hopefully one that everyone can feel proud of!

In a second piece of amazing news Camden Calling has also come runner up in the RISE Awards 2011

The RISE Awards are presented by Lemos&Crane for excellence in improving the quality of life and well-being of mental health service users receiving support in the community.

Entries were received from over 80 groups and organisations delivering services in the community that generated positive outcomes in one or more of three areas: developing positive personal identity and self-esteem; developing and sustaining relationships; promoting positive life satisfaction.

All the work was of a high standard and inspiring and we are grateful to everyone who took part in the RISE Awards. We are also grateful to more than 270 voters who participated in the final selection process from 18 shortlisted entries.

The Winner receives the RISE Award trophy and a prize of £1,000. The five Runners-Up receive RISE certificates and a prize of £100 each.

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