Planting healthy roots: Using documentary film to evaluate and disseminate community-based participatory research

Heather M. Brandt, Darcy A. Freedman, Daniela B. Friedman, Seul Ki Choi, Jessica S. Seel, M. Aaron Guest, Leepao Khang

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Abstract

Documentary filmmaking approaches incorporating community engagement and awareness raising strategies may be a promising approach to evaluate community-based participatory research. The study purpose was 2-fold: (1) to evaluate a documentary film featuring the formation and implementation of a farmers' market and (2) to assess whether the film affected awareness regarding food access issues in a food-desert community with high rates of obesity. The coalition model of filmmaking, a model consistent with a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, and personal stories, community profiles, and expert interviews were used to develop a documentary film (Planting Healthy Roots). The evaluation demonstrated high levels of approval and satisfaction with the film and CBPR essence of the film. The documentary film aligned with a CBPR approach to document, evaluate, and disseminate research processes and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-250
Number of pages9
JournalFamily and Community Health
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Multimedia
  • Program evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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