Jamra primary scholl for children affected by HIV/AIDS, drugs or poverty, Senegal (c) Nell Freeman/Alliance Participants in the Photovioce project, Ecuador © Marcela Nievas for the Alliance
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Our film to be screened at Drugs & Harm Reduction Festival


Alliance wins IVCA Gold Award in March 2013

The Alliance’s award winning film on harm reduction is being screened tonight as part of the public section of the Drugs and Harm Reduction Film Festival.

We are delighted that Someone’s Mother, Someone’s Brother is being screened in Vilnius, Lithuania alongside other documentaries, advocacy films, training videos, and fictional work relevant to reducing drug and alcohol related harms.

Our film features the stories of Nga (Vietnam) and Alyona (Ukraine), two people whose lives have been improved by accessing harm reduction services - including needle exchange and methadone.  Both access services provided by Alliance Linking Organisations in Vietnam (SCDI) and in Ukraine (Alliance Ukraine).

The film has already been recognised – winning Gold at the International Visual Communication Awards in March (see photo above).  These awards recognise excellence in effective business and public sector communications.  The judges said about the film:

“A brave honest film which gives an insight into the lives of drug users. Treatment was compelling with a clear call to action for its audience. Sympathetic characters telling real stories.”

And in April, it was presented with a Finalist Certificate in the Public Relations Category at the New York Festivals TV & Film Awards in Las Vegas. The New York Festivals TV & Film Awards honours the best of programming and films from over 50 countries, so this is a great testament to the quality of your film.

The film was produced by London based film production company, The Edge Picture Company.