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We believe in Equality and Diversity to Educate and Nurture – so much so that we’ve even made these words, which make up our name, into little characters.

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Equality – Boom poles are used for audio recording and it is important that audio levels are balanced and at the correct level. That is why our boom pole gets to symbolise how we tackle discrimination in society; by striving for balance and equality at all times.

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Diversity – Camera lenses come in all shapes and sizes and they have a variety of purposes. Our camera lens promotes and believes in the strength of diversity everywhere and she ensures that it forever remains one of our core aims.

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Educate – Clapperboards are used on film sets to educate directors, actors and editors about scenes, locations and shots. Our clapperboard helps us on our journey to educate others, be they students taking our classes or an audience watching our films; education is key to our success.

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Nurture – Film editing takes a lot of time, concentration and patience. Our editing reel ensures that we nurture our students, volunteers, employees and films so that we can continue to share powerful stories, raising vital awareness about Equality and Diversity around the world.

Premiere screening at Worksop’s Savoy Cinema

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Premiere screening at Worksop’s Savoy Cinema of the two LGBT History films made on E.D.E.N Film Production’s, Something About Us Project.

The two films made by the W.O.W group during the Something About Us project are screening at the Savoy Cinema in Worksop for end of project celebration and as part of LGBT History Month on the 3rd of February 2016. The event will start at 6pm with the two films screening from 6.30pm. There will be a Q&A with members of W.O.W about their experiences on the project and making the film. David Edgely from Nottinghamshire Rainbow Heritage will also be providing a historical presentation.

Filming Oral History Interview - Nottingham PubSomething About Us is a project, funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund that has involved working with young people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group W.O.W in Worksop. The project aimed to research and record what it was like historically to be LGBT. The group worked together to compare the past and the present-day, with a focus on the local area.

The project provided training in archive research, oral history and filmmaking techniques. Learning these skills gave the young LGBT people a voice; the ability to share the history they found, aiding local understanding of the LGBT community. The young people have produced a documentary film Something About Us using their oral history interviews and archive research findings, while recording their own on-going reflections of the research process on GoPro cameras and producing a separate reflective film W.O.Wing me, W.O.Wing you. 

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Full group picture Nottingham ArchivesThe young people have been on several trips including Nottinghamshire Pride, Nottinghamshire Archives, Sheffield Archives and Sheffield Local Studies. Documenting their journey as they learnt about their history.

The films are also screening at several other locations as part of LGBT History Month, which includes, 12th of February at Sheffield Hallam University from 6pm. The 19th of February at Nottingham Archives at 2.30pm-4.30pm and the 23rd of February at Nottinghamshire’s Rainbow Heritage Awards 7-9pm.

You can book your free tickets for the Savoy Cinema here: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=20986969591

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Go behind the scenes of Trashing Transphobia

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. To remember the lives that have been tragically lost.

To mark this day we have been running a filmmaking course since August with the LGBT community to produce a film that tackles the discrimination the transgender community often face. The film titled, Trashing Transphobia, is screening tonight at the Sheffield Odeon from 7pm.

We’ve made a short film to take you behind the scenes of the project. The participants all worked so hard and we have thoroughly enjoyed running the project.

 

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We are excited to share with you the film poster for Trashing Transphobia, designed by Harriet Argyle.

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Trashing Transphobia has been created by the participants involved with the Trashing Transphobia project funded by The Big Lottery Fund. The participants on the project have been involved with all aspects of the film, learning filmmaking skills, filming several interviews and lots of editing. They have learned how to use a Canon C100, Canon 5D and GoPro cameras, radio microphones, how to operate a boom pole and using Final Cut X.

Trashing Transphobia aims to tackle the discrimination that the transgender community often face. It follows Laura Holt, speaking with members of the transgender community alongside charitable organisations.

The film premieres next week at the Sheffield Odeon on Transgender Day of Remembrance, 20th November.

Please find the full programme below:

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to remember, reflect and look to the future. Around the world all too many transgender people lose their lives to transphobic hatecrime; people die because others can’t accept their true gender and it is up to us to ensure this comes to an end.

Join us as we look to the past, the present and the future as we celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance in Sheffield on the 20th of November 2015.

PAST

We start by remembering those who have lost their lives with a candlelit vigil in Millennium Square from 5.30pm.

After this we processed into the Winter Gardens for live music, speeches and the warmth of being together, of being alive. We are proud to say that LGBT Sheffield have put on a fantastic programme for this section of the evening; the perfect start to an unforgiveable evening.

PRESENT

At 6.30pm we invite you to join us at the Sheffield Odeon for the premiere screening of our film Trashing Transphobia, a film made by E.D.E.N Film and the Sheffield LGBT community. Looking at transphobia and how to tackle it, we go on a journey to discover what it’s really like to be trans in Britain in 2015.

The screening is free of charge and is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. You can reserve tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-of-trashing-transphobia-tickets-19190682849 (and make sure you do as seats are limited.)

FUTURE

Having spent time mourning those who have passed and considering the issues of the present we move into the future to the after party. (VENUE TBC).

Here we come together for a big celebration of life with DJs, live music, performances, prize ceremonies and an opportunity to pledge your support to the transgender community, this will be a night to remember.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/880104082108956/

Equality Hub Network – Hate Crime Event

We filmed at a the Hate Crime event run by the Equality Hub Network.

The Network is made up of the following Equality Hubs based on protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010:

– Age Hub (young people and older people)
– BME Hub (Black and Minority Ethnic)
– Carers’ Hub
– Disability Hub
– LGBT Hub (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans)
– Religion/Belief Hub (includes no religion/belief)
– Women’s Hub

Quarterly events bring all the Equality Hubs together on cross-cutting themes.

Get Involved:

equalitiesandinvolvement@sheffield.gov.uk
www.sheffield.gov.uk/equalityhub

The Restorative Justice Council promotes quality restorative practice for everyone. An independent charity, it is the membership body for the field of restorative practice. Find out more here: www.restorativejustice.org.uk.

Something About Us

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We are happy to announce an exciting project, Something About Us, funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and based in Worksop. Working with young people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group W.O.W in Worksop, the project aims to research and record what it was like historically to be LBGT in the past compared to the present-day, with a focus on the local area.

The project is providing training in archive research skills, oral history techniques and filmmaking skills, providing an opportunity for these LGBT young people to have a voice and to share the history they have found with their wider community to aid a more beneficial understanding of the LGBT community locally. The young people are producing a documentary film using their oral history interviews and archive research findings while recording their own on-going reflections of the research process on GoPro cameras to produce a separate reflective film.

Bringing the local hidden stories of the LGBT community to life will make the archive material more accessible in general and in a digital format that other young people in a similar situation can relate to and benefit from.

This project will give the LGBT W.O.W members a voice in their own town and community while helping them as individuals on their own personal journeys as they learn about the experiences of other LGBT people in the past.

We will be working with our partners Nottinghamshire Rainbow Heritage, an organisation that celebrates Nottinghamshire’s LGBT lives, hidden history and culture. NRH organise events: exhibitions; displays; workshops and training, gather artifacts memorabilia and audio and video recordings of LGBT people’s experiences and opinions.

Commenting on the award, Managing Director of E.D.E.N, Claire Watkinson said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and are confident the project will support young people learn about LGBT History while also developing their historical and creative skills.”

W.O.W Youth Worker, Claire Bradley, said: “This will be a great experience for the young people. It will be important for them to understand and learn about their history, heritage and that of the wider LGBT community. It will be something that stays with them forever.”

New Film Course – Trashing Transphobia

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We are launching a free evening filmmaking course with the aim of producing a film that tackles the widespread issue of discrimination, bullying and prejudice that many transgender people face in the UK today.

Expanding on the success of previous filmmaking projects educating society on topics relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, E.D.E.N will in this course focus its attention on transphobia.

The project, named Trashing Transphobia, will run weekday evenings from August until November in Sheffield and welcomes anyone who self-identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Trashing Transphobia will tackle misconceptions, stereotypes and prejudices surrounding the transgender community as well as increase LGBT networking by providing a safe, fun and educational space for participants.

E.D.E.N Managing Director Claire Watkinson will, with the help of industry experts, guide participants through workshops, filming and editing sessions as well as offer one-on-one support.

“We have in our previous projects been able to raise awareness of some of the issues that lesbian, gay and bisexual people face and we’ve seen that have a great effect. We have however ever since setting out in 2013 recognised a demand for education on the topic of transgender and with transphobic hate crime on the rise we see it as particularly important to raise these issues,” said Claire.

“It is fantastic to now be able to reveal a project that focuses solely on the transgender community. At E.D.E.N we strive for equality and diversity in everything that we do and we are very excited to be launching Trashing Transphobia which we hope will have a big, positive impact.”

The workshops will train participants to use professional DSLR video equipment and to record sound as well as develop narration, production and editing skills. They will also include training on transphobia. These skills will then be utilised to develop, produce, record and edit an educational feature length documentary. The finished feature length documentary will be screened on Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20 November 2015.

The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

“The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.”

“Since June 2004 we have awarded over £8 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans.”

Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £33 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.

To book a place on the course email info@edenfilm.co.uk or phone 07725911736.

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