Older people are far too often ignored, side-lined and made to feel invisible, especially in the context of domestic abuse and violence.
Out of Sight has been created as an opportunity to centre and highlight the voices of older victim-survivors, inclusive of those older people who have disabilities and are LGBTQ+, and to give them the opportunity to share stories first hand.
Out of Sight is presented by Dewis Choice, a Welsh based initiative that researches into domestic abuse in later life and provides a co-produced service for older victim-survivors and led by Sarah Wydall. It’s produced and hosted by Christian Gordine, a Welsh filmmaker and Researcher. Christian also co-led the research of a Dewis Choice project which specifically explored the experiences of older LGBTQ+ victim-survivors and subsequently produced and directed DO YOU SEE ME, an awareness campaign film which was launched on The Independent Online.
This podcast is built around real interviews with older victim-survivors who have accessed Dewis Choice services or been involved in their research. In some cases, actors haven been used to protect the identities of some of the victim-survivors. With the support of Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses), Maggie Ollerenshaw (Open All Hours), Peter Guinness (Chernobyl), Siobhan Redmond (Grantchester) and Paul Easom, their stories have been brought to life.
Both Dewis Choice and Christian Gordine hope that Out Of Sight will help educate listeners on the complexities of domestic abuse in later life and initiate a much needed conversation.