|Title||Changing the Lens Film as Action Research and Therapeutic Planning Practice|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Sandercock, L, Attili, G|
|Journal||Journal of Planning Education and Research|
|Keywords||action research, collaborative film making, colonization, digital ethnography, film and community engagement, healing and reconciliation, therapeutic planning, transformative planning|
This paper discusses an action research project in which the making and screening of a film was conceived as a catalyst for social change in a deeply divided community. The context is the history of segregation of Indigenous peoples and settlers in Canada. Is there a decolonizing role for planning, beginning with the work of healing and reconciliation? And, is there a role for film as a methodological tool in such a process? Our findings suggest a very necessary role for therapeutic planning, albeit with caveats; and, that film can be an effective catalyst for creating this therapeutic space.