A Day in the Life of Young Person with Anxiety (2017)

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Can no one see it?

Dr. Roberta Woodgate and her team from the University of Manitoba undertook a research project entitled “Youth Voices: Their Lives and Experiences Living with an Anxiety Disorder.” Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the project involved youth sharing their experiences through interviews and taking photographs. As a more accessible way to disseminate knowledge,  Dr. Roberta, her team, Wookey Films, and I collaborated to translate this knowledge into a series of 5 dance films that detail the experiences of young people living with anxiety, each film delving into a common theme observed in the youth’s experiences. The dances were recorded in a variety of public settings throughout Winnipeg. The videos are available in English, French and Cree as educational tools.