Media Team Project

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 click here.

Our series of documentary and public education videos include:

  • "Looking 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 problem.
  • “Dying for Air”
    A public education project that highlights the need for air-conditioning in facilities housing the elderly and disabled in assisted living facilities.
  • “Who 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.
  • “Adult 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.
  • “Shoes Blues”
    Through interviews with residents about the terrible condition of their shoes, "Shoes Blues"shows the need to increase funds for resident necessities .