Funder(s): Wellcome Trust, as an enhancement to Animal, Mechanical and Me
Researcher(s): Gill Haddow

In-Valid You/th is a public engagement film project directed by young people from Muirhouse, Edinburgh. It seeks to tell a story about social stigma, body technologies and difference. Creating a film about individuals who may have faced stigma due to apparent physical disadvantages, may resonate with the structural constraints of living in Muirhouse, Edinburgh. The chronic economic deprivation of the Muirhouse lived environment requires repair, replacement and regeneration in a similar way that some young people’s bodies do.

Throughout the project the young people will be supported by a range of people from sound engineers, Screen Scotland, animators, academics and provided with the resources that they need, when they need them. The process of making of this film is as important as the end product.