Bob Walters
Digital Media Production and Training

With a Social Conscience

 
PACT is charity that works with ex prisoners and their families.
On the BaCC, Basic Caring Communities project, they work with volunteers,
who provide 12 weeks of intensive support, for the ex prisoner.
 
J's Story
Last year I had the privilege of being invited to assist and learn from Bob Walters in the making of a short film to promote the work of PACT’s BaCC work, supporting people who had been newly released from prison. Reflecting upon the experience it was a journey of personal growth for me on two levels:
 
Firstly having been released a few months prior to filming, having served a long sentence, I could relate to the struggles and obstacles which Darren was experiencing at the time. Having no knowledge of BaCC it was also an insight into the work and commitment of a Catholic Charity consisting of a diverse group of wonderful people, professionals and volunteers dedicated to those who truly wanted to break a repetitive cycle of release, reoffending and creating more victims.and further imprisonment.
Secondly, with the help of Bob a remarkable and patient tutor I discovered film making talents that I was unaware of, and the whole experience enabled me to grow in self confidence. Ultimately it is surprising what can happen when a person is not judged and treated with dignity, respect, and equality..

If you are inspired by the film, and would like to get involved, call PACT Best Wishes. J

Ultimately it is surprising what can happen when a person is not judged and treated with dignity, respect, and equality.