Connecting Stories Film
The Village Storytelling Centre presents our short film ‘Connecting Stories’. The Connecting Stories group in Pollok, Glasgow, was set up in September 2021 for families to come together and share experiences of welcoming a baby during the Covid-19 pandemic. The children, ages 0-2years, engaged in immersive storytelling and sensory activities. This was an opportunity for children to explore new opportunities and interact with other babies. It was also a space for their adults to come together and share their experience of a unique time in history where they welcomed new life into the world during a global pandemic. With Storytellers Sarah Rankin and Daiva Ivanauskaitė the group started their journey of reflection and action which has been captured on film by filmmaker Andy Gunn.
Funded by Glasgow Connected Arts Network and Cattanach this short film highlights the challenges, silverlinings and ramifications of lockdowns and Covid rules on Early Years families.
We would like to thank our funders, facilitators, Storytellers and film maker. Most of all, a big thank you to the families who contributed openly and honestly to the film.
Storytellers: Sarah Rankin, Daiva Ivanauskaitė and Trinidad Cabezón
Filmed edited and animated by Andy Gunn