People Living With Dementia Create Puppet Film For Festival

People Living With Dementia Create Puppet Film For Festival

A trio of local artists have been working with residents who have dementia in the East Riding to create a puppet film which will be unveiled at the forthcoming .

Residents from The Old School House, the based council care home which specialises in supporting with advanced dementia, have been working closely with actress Rachel Harris, film maker Havi Ibrahim and Haviel Perdana of on a shadow puppetry film.

The completed work, which is based on the memories and special moments that residents have shared, will be screened on repeat at during the which takes place from 15-17 July.

Councillor , council portfolio holder for adult and carer services, said: “It is fantastic that residents who are facing the challenges of living with dementia can take part in such an exciting project and share their memories through the medium of theatre.

“Working with an established theatre company like this has been a great opportunity for both residents and staff. I would like to thank everyone involved for their efforts and look forward to seeing the finished film.”

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The team of artists have visited the home on several occasions, working with residents to make shadow puppets, write , rehearse and film the piece.

Rachel Harris, of , said: “So far it’s been a fantastic project to be a part of and really eye opening into the challenges that with dementia face and how we have had to adapt our project around the participants.”

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