We began our national tour of our documentary film ‘Number 69’ with a screening at Aberdeen University’s School of Education on 27th of April.
This was just the beginning of what we hope will give this man’s quest for justice as wide a public screening as possible, and we already have a number of forthcoming screenings confirmed.
The Criminal Justice Services of North Ayrshire Health and Social Work hosted a screening on Friday 23rd June between 10.00 and 12.00 at the Harbour Art Centre, Irvine, with an audience of around 50 people, these included staff from social work and health and voluntary sector within North Ayrshire.
On the 7th and 8th of September, Napier University held two screenings for their newly returned second and third year mental health nursing students. These screenings were followed by a lively question and answer session, with the filmmaker Sitar Rose and Jamie McLay, Safe to Say Associate.
On the 13th September, Turning Point Scotland asked us to show the film to their Learning Disability Forum Managers, as they are keenly aware of how vulnerable people with learning disabilities are to this form of abuse. Their feedback was that this was a very moving and sensitive film, dealing with a very difficult subject area.
We will be working in collaboration with SASW, who will be hosting four seminars in different parts of Scotland for MHOs and Social Workers, at which the film will be screened. The first of these sessions, will be 10th of October in Edinburgh.
During August, Sitar and I also travelled to London, in order to show the film to the English Inquiry into Childhood Sexual Abuse Team, with a view to them using this for training purposes. We also met with the Lead for Tackling Child Abuse at the Metropolitan Police in London.
We are delighted to have been asked by the Law Society of Scotland to screen the film at their vulnerable witness conference in Edinburgh, on October 6. More details to follow.
The University of the West of Scotland in Paisley, are still in discussions with regards to when to screen the film. Further to this, we are also in discussions with Abertay, Aberdeen and Stirling Universities regarding the film screening.