Fotonow CIC have worked alongside Dr Clare Pettinger to create a documentary film to illustrate the stark realities of the lived experiences of food insecurity in Plymouth.
This film has captured the voices of six individuals in Plymouth who are, for whatever reason, experiencing food insecurity. It also hears from some front line workers, who are tirelessly supporting vulnerable people to provide them with food at times of crises.
What we see is that food insecurity is highly complex, a chronic ‘systems’ issue, that is politically driven. The research behind this film, the Food as a Lifestyle Motivator (FLM) project, is about understanding better the lived experience of food poverty and the need to give people the opportunity to express themselves and let their voices be heard. Without listening to those marginal voices, we cannot possibly create a collective solution to this critical issue.