Foleshill Screenings will bring together researchers, filmmakers, and archivists to explore the role of community co-produced film and archive television in supporting sometimes vulnerable or ‘hard to reach’ communities. It recognizes that community-centred cultural engagement (involving and engaging with members of a community) plays a key role in creating and sustaining connections that support individual and social wellbeing and builds community resilience. Quality engagement will also be key to the successful relaunch of Foleshill Community Centre (FCC) and the launch of its Social Supermarket (SSM), and engagement with moving image culture is one pathway towards this. It also extends the outreach work of the Media Archive of Central England into Foleshill and the surrounding area.
Kat Pearson (CDA PhD Candidate, Film and Television Studies, Warwick) and Dr Lopamudra Patnaik Saxena (Research Fellow, Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry)