June 2016 More Drug Prohibition Films
Cara has been working steadily with the Anyone's Child campaign and Transform Drug Policy Foundation on a series of films telling personal stories about harms caused to individuals by drug prohibition. We have been experimenting with subtitles as many people view films on their phones and films play without sound automatically - so there is a higher chance of viewer engagement if subtitles are added.
The Anyone's Child project tells personal stories which sit alongside the drug policy work that TDPF do. The aim is to spread a wider understanding of the number of lives legal regulation of drugs would save. Some of the films she has made can if you click the 'see more' link.
Peter's Story: A serving dutch police officer believes drugs should be legally regulated and is speaking out 9 years after the death of his brother from a herion overdose. This film was covered widely in Belgian media and has had over 22,000 views to date.
Aimi's Story: Aimi found herself researching drug policy after the sudden and unexpected death of her husband. The story and film got coverage in several UK newspapers.
Rose's Story: She lost two sons to heroin, ten years apart. The story and the film were covered by the Mirror, Femail, the Times and Bella magazines.
And a one minute promo for the project, after it grew from being a UK one to an international one