Film Screening at Science and Health Communication Research Group December Meeting
A documentary film, produced by Dr. Heather Brandt in the Arnold School of Public Health, Dr. Darcy Freedman in social work, and Ms. Laura Kissel in the media arts program, will be presented for the first time in Columbia, S.C. at the Science and Health Communication Research Group's December meeting.
The film project uses personal stories, community profiles and expert interviews to tell the story of the implementation of the Right Choice, Fresh Start Farmers' Market in Orangeburg, S.C. The film project was funded by the Science and Health Communication Research and was produced by USC undergraduates, Timothy Jacobs and Trey Murphy, in collaboration with faculty, students and research assistants from the Arnold School of Public Health, the College of Social Work and the Media Arts Program in the Department of the Art at the University of South Carolina.
The Right Choice, Fresh Start Farmers’ Market is a community-based participatory research project, led by Dr. Freedman, conducted in collaboration between the South Carolina Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network and Family Health Centers, Inc., and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute. Ultimately, the goal of the farmers' market is to improve access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables to prevent chronic disease and increase economic opportunity for local farmers.
The film initially premiered in Orangeburg, S.C. on Oct. 13.
The Columbia screening will be held at 9am on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.