This is a video created by Sara Hoover (A graduate student of the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine 12/12/13). The school’s mantra is “Long days, Late nights and gallons of coffee”
After phone calls from coast to coast, she interviewed with a variety of clown programs and people associated with this work. When she called me to do the interview, I was happy that she had chose me for this piece.
Sara ran through the gauntlet of red tapes, permissions, Hippa rules, Hospital rules, Patient Confidentiality, and a few more that I can’t remember. Every where she went seemed to be a brick wall. The clock was ticking and she had less than a month to put this together.
Her approach was completely different than most media. Sara wanted to try and capture the “Character of the Clown Doctor” – not the organizations or how the work is done.
The video is not funny yet it does make this work – “Real”