Science and Health Communication Researchers Collaborate to Produce Documentary Film
Dr. Heather Brandt, an assistant professor in the Arnold School of Public Health and Science and Health Communication Research Group member, recently completed an innovative health communication project with an interdisciplinary team of USC researchers. The project, a documentary film about a farmers’ market in Orangeburg, S.C., premiers this month.
This film project, which was funded by the Science and Health Communication Research, was produced as a collaborative effort by a group of 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 research team used personal stories, community profiles and expert interviews to tell the story of the Right Choice, Fresh Start Farmers' Market.
The Right Choice, Fresh Start Farmers’ Market is a community-based participatory research project, led by Dr. Darcy Freedman in the College of Social Work, 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. 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.
Two film screenings will take place during the month of October in Orangeburg, S.C. The first screening will take place on Thursday, October 13 at 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 185 Boulevard St. NE. The second screening will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at 6 p.m. at John W. Matthews Jr. Auditorium at South Carolina State University, 810 Golf Ave. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Shanna Hastie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-777-2674.
Due to limited seating, please RSVP by October 7 for the October 13 viewing or by October 14 for the October 18 screening.
The research team will also present this project at a Science and Health Communication Research Group upcoming meeting.
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