Real World: Empowering Representations of Women through Film

Tessa Lewin
Volume 43 Issue 5
Published: 12 September 2012
Abstract: This article makes an argument for the added value of the use of documentary film in development research communication. It draws broadly on the specific experience of the Real World film scheme developed by the Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium and Creative England, to create empowering representations of women. It argues that both researchers and film‐makers have much to gain by collaborating on the political project of co‐crafting a visual argument, to create a nuanced and emotive end product.
From Issue: Vol 43, No 5 (2012) | New Roles for Communication in Development?