Real World: Empowering Representations of Women through Film
Version of Record online: 12 SEP 2012
© 2012 The Author. IDS Bulletin © 2012 Institute of Development Studies
Special Issue: New Roles for Communication in Development?
Volume 43, Issue 5, pages 110–116, September 2012
How to Cite
Lewin, T. (2012), Real World: Empowering Representations of Women through Film. IDS Bulletin, 43: 110–116. doi: 10.1111/j.1759-5436.2012.00371.x
- Issue online: 12 SEP 2012
- Version of Record online: 12 SEP 2012
This article makes an argument for the added value of the use of documentary film in development research communication. It draws broadly on the specific experience of the Real World film scheme developed by the Pathways of Women's Empowerment Research Programme Consortium and Creative England, to create empowering representations of women. It argues that both researchers and film-makers have much to gain by collaborating on the political project of co-crafting a visual argument, to create a nuanced and emotive end product.