‘Clarissa’ – the film

‘Clarissa’ – the film
10/10/2021 Becky Evans

Groundswell Timeline /2021

In October 2021 Groundswell took our insight to the bright lights of a cinema screen (and over 2,000 computer screens nationwide). Clarissa came to life, a fictional film created in collaboration people who have experience of homelessness. The aim of Clarissa was to:

“engage people in health research to improve the health of people affected by homelessness, through better understanding of their experiences”.

The film premiered in Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Cinema, London and screened virtually in 9 UK regions to over 650 people. In total over 2,000 people have watched Clarissa online. During the ‘tour’ of the film, of the 650+ people who watched the film and engaged in a follow up discussion; over 30% of viewers worked within health or social care and 50% within homelessness services. An accompanying resources pack was produced including key topics and discussion points:

“we’ve already used Clarissa as a training tool for our GP trainees – with excellent feedback. Congratulations on this great resource made”

For more information about Clarissa and to view  the trailer, film and discussion resources click here.