Call-out for cast for documentary on Korongee

We’re looking for people who’d like to help change the way dementia care is done

Roar Film is excited to be working with Glenview Community Services to produce a documentary series on Korongee, the revolutionary village for people living with dementia being built in the north of Hobart. The village is setting out to deal with dementia in quite different ways, to make very positive changes in the lives of people living with the condition.

Without a doubt, the village is going to seriously influence future policy and care practices in the dementia field – not just in Australia, but also overseas. And this documentary series will play an important role as well.

Parts of the series will concentrate on how and why the village’s creators are doing what they’re doing, what their innovations are intended to do, why this village will be so special. But it will also tell the stories of people living with dementia – of their lives before dementia, their families, their journeys and hopes. These stories will be vitally important to the series, to ensuring it can help achieve truly positive things.

To tell this story properly, to do it justice, we need a small group of people living with dementia who are willing to share their stories with the world, as a way of helping create change. Where possible, and to be really effective, this would also require their families to be a part of the storytelling.

Even if you’re only thinking about Korongee and are not decided, you could help change dementia care policy and practice by taking part in this documentary.

To ensure we respect and protect the rights of all participants, Roar Film is working with dementia care specialists to develop agreement documents covering issues of particular concern to people living with dementia and their families.

It might seem a little daunting, but it’s an opportunity to do something really worthwhile about this major issue – to be part of changing how the world deals with dementia. If you’re interested in exploring how you can do your bit, we would love to hear from you.

 

For more information, please contact:

Steve Thomas – [email protected]

Martine Delaney – [email protected] or 0417 530 621

 

Call-out for cast for documentary on Korongee