My Brilliant Moment - Episode 11
14 May 2014, 10:47
Inspiring short film series looking at charity and community leaders' personal 'eureka' moments.
Rico Lowson – Into Film
Rico is a Programme coordinator for educational charity Into Film. For the last 3 years he's been involved with recruiting new schools, youth clubs, alternative educational provisions to become part of a film club. Film clubs allow young people from all backgrounds across the UK to access the best of world cinema. By watching, reviewing, discussing film in an after school club or as part of class learning we inspire young people to look into a world outside their own experience, develop skills in all aspects of filmmaking from screenplays to soundtracks, and raise aspirations to achieve in any career, whether that be film and arts related or in any direction they may choose.
Emily Brett – Ourmala
Emily Brett is the founder and director of Ourmala, which helps refugee and asylum-seeking women living in London find strength so they can move on with their lives. The main group Ourmala work with are registered with the UK Home Office and they're seeking safety in this country for reasons such as torture, war and violent oppressive political regimes. The key service is providing a safe space for these women to breathe, restore confidence and start to rebuild their lives, using the methods of Ashtanga Yoga.
Peter Walsh – Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
Peter Walsh is Chief Executive of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) the UK charity for patient safety and justice. He joined in January 2003. Peter speaks and writes frequently on the subjects of patient safety and justice for patients. He has extensive experience of work on patients' rights, advocacy and health policy. Before joining AvMA he was Director of the Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales and has worked extensively in the voluntary sector.