Z Arts Film ClubWeekly afternoon film club at Z Arts in Hulme.
Benefit of watching films
“If cinema therapy is practiced effectively, child medical patients’ need for comfort, expression, and self-identification will be successfully fulfilled, ultimately shortening their road to recovery.” (Buskirk, 2017) “Watching movies as a family can be tremendously beneficial. “Family Friendly”, or age appropriate films have the power to positively impact a child’s development and effectively strengthen family relationships”. (Work, 2017) “films can be useful therapy assignments, because their accessibility, familiarity, brevity, and entertainment value can spark client curiosity, build therapeutic rapport, and enhance homework compliance.” (Lampropoulos, 2004) it is increasingly believed that patient's recovery is improved by viewing "feel-good" films, or ones that make the patient laugh.” “There is merit in exploring the use of films as a psychotherapeutic intervention with clients, but this should be done cautiously and with careful deliberation”. (Schulenberg, 2003)
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To get local people who are isolated out of the house and engaging in local activities. A film club would allow people to have a point of conversation about the film afterwards. It would also allow people who wanted to be out of the house but didn’t want to have a big social experience the space to do that as they could watch the film them go home and build up to being part of a large group. It is a gentle way to encourage people to socialise.
6 people attended the sessions. Unfortunately, the sessions are on hold due to COVID19 and local government restrictions.
Z- Arts want to discuss the possibility of running an online film club.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Increased mental wellbeing
Strengthen family relationships
Aid recovery from illness
Help Child development
Nielsen, L. (2017) Marvel films as effective cinema therapy Cinesthesia; volume 7 part 1
Work, A. (2017) The value of parental co-viewing on children and families Cinesthesia; volume 6 part 1
Patricia Williams - Neighbourhood Health Worker
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T. 07818 523 098
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