I received an email this week from the makers of a Channel 4 TV #documentary which could offer an opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of what vitiligo is and how it can affect people socially and psychologically. (You may remember me posting about a previous series last November.) I have copied the email below:
"I work for a TV production company called Betty and we are now in our fourth year making a vibrant, romantic and insightful documentary series which will follow disabled people and those with a variety of conditions on their quest to find love. The series explores society’s attitude towards disabled people and people with different conditions and how this can affect relationships.
The title is provocative and thought provoking to challenge how disabled people and those with a range of conditions are viewed in society – the “Un” in the Undateables’ title drops off to re affirm that everyone deserves to find love.
We’re currently in the process of talking to a number of organisations, including leading disability networks and charities about the series to ensure all issues are handled sensitively. Alison Walsh, Channel 4’s Disability Adviser is also working with us on the project.
We’re really excited about the series returning and feel it is a great opportunity to continue creating a greater understanding about the issues and prejudices that are faced."
This link will take you to a previous series of the documentary so you can see for yourself how the programme approaches its subject matter. If you think you might like to take part in the forthcoming series, or if you would just like to ask some questions without any commitment, please call 0207 290 0223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Caroline.