The Hand-Held: health and homelessness documentary anthology DVD 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.
The Hand-Held DVD features over 100 minutes of digital storytelling using photographs, audio narratives and short videos.
I WAS HERE - The powerful photographic images created by the I WAS HERE photobloggers led to a city-wide tour of their work and to a public declaration of their rights and needs. Additional material includes WE'RE STILL HERE and participants' videos.
STREET HEALTH STORIES - Through 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. Additional material includes the IMPACT OF STORIES and the trailer.
UNEXPECTED - Hand-Held also includes the team's film UNEXPECTED, a provocative and transformative video dialogue between homeless mothers and healthcare professionals who deliver babies. Additional material inlcudes a inside look at the [UN]CONFERENCE - where decision makers, policy makers and service users collaborate and discuss health and homelessness.