CIAD trained a group of residents to use
professional cameras, sound equipment, lighting
equipment, and editing programs in order to create a
series of high-quality, resident-directed documentary
and public education films about adult homes.
The project was funded by the New York
Community Trust and a Manhattan Neighborhood Network
(MNN) Community Media Grant. CIAD members were able to
learn the basics of producing and editing from MNN's
Community Media Program. For more information about MNN
Our series of documentary and public
education videos include:
For A Home"
To document the critical need for mental
health housing, this award-winning video takes us to
the Campaign for Mental Health Housing's January
2007 rally in Albany and interviews consumers,
providers and advocates about the nature of the
A public education project that highlights the need
for air-conditioning in facilities housing the
elderly and disabled in assisted living facilities.
Was that Guy?”
Depicts the Department of Health’s annual adult home
inspections from the residents’ perspectives. This
video was used to train and sensitize adult home
inspectors from across New York State.
Home Resident Speak-Out”
A film showing CIAD’s very first Adult Home Resident
Speak Out in 2004. Our 12th Annual Speak Out took
place on March 1, 2016.
Through interviews with residents about the terrible
condition of their shoes, "Shoes Blues"shows the
need to increase funds for resident necessities .