The Purple Field Productions film “Encourage and I Can” has been selected for the 8th European Film Festival, Integration You and Me. The festival is organised by Koszalin Social – Cultural Association and Koszalin Public Library and is the biggest Polish film event devoted to disabled people. This annual festival was announced to be the most important cultural event in Koszalin in 2009 and its director Barbara Jaroszyk was awarded “Eagles of Koszalin 2010” for her social integration work.
Purple Field Productions made “Encourage, & I Can” in partnership with Epic Arts Cambodia at the beginning of 2010, and it was premiered in Phnom Penh in June of that year. The film shows the life and work of three empowered people living with disabilities in Kampot, and includes the obstacles the disabled protagonists have faced throughout their lives and how encouragement from society has provided the strength to overcome them. “Encourage, and I Can” offers inspring role models for young disabled people and encourages others to involve them in every aspect of community life.
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Purple Field Productions Ltd will take place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday 30th August 2011 at 10 Hill View Terrace, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9AL
This will be a very short formal meeting. A special Supporters Evening will be held in October to enable us to provide more detailed feedback to our many kind donors and and volunteers. We look forward to informing you of this date as soon as it is confirmed.
The PFP/Cerebral Palsy Africa film, “The Time is Now”, campaigning for increased services for children with cerebral palsy, is already having an effect. It has been shown on Ghana television and has given rise to a number of televised interviews and discussions.
The GTV Breakfast Show conducted special interviews with physiotherapists and those affected by cerebral palsy on three successive weeks. A physiotherapist from Ghana writes –
“I am so excited at the progress we are making now with the documentary. The breakfast show went on very well and the host has asked us to come up with another topic and bring some parents along to share their experiences. It feels like the light at the end of the tunnel is shining brighter and brighter.”
The question as to how physiotherapy services for children with cerebral palsy can be increased is now being discussed at a high level in the Ministry of Health.
“The Time is Now” is also up on the internet and can be seen in it’s entirety on two different sites –
and it is available in two parts on YouTube –
The presence of the film on the web means that it is now more accessible to administrators and medical personnel in Ghana, and PFP hopes that news of the links will be spread via the social media.