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The highly anticipated red carpet premier of the film The Honest Heart starring adults from Turning Point Scotland’s Viewpoint service took place at The Odeon, Kilmarnock on 31st March.

“The Honest Heart” is a documentary exploring the actors’ determination to lead independent lives.

The Independent Mind project (National Trust for Scotland) works with people who aren’t already engaged with the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, particularly economically and socially marginalised groups.

Turning Point Scotland’s Viewpoint service in Ayr supports adults with learning disabilities to access their local community. Documentary film maker Ruth Carslaw worked with people who use the service to film each members as they filmed themselves capturing hand-held self-portraits, or pointing the lens outwards to the world before them.

Made whilst busy with their day to day lives, their films are full of candid glimpses: going to the gym, swimming, meeting friends and dancing.