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Stories That Work: Documentary as a powerful tool to spark social change

Contributor, Thursday, 12th September 2019 -  In today’s fast-moving world, documentary stands-out as a unique and powerful tool to educate ourselves and spark social change.  Stories are an integral part of human culture –

Doco of the month: The Leunig Fragments

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 9th July 2019 -  Who is Michael Leunig? Wendy Williams talks to Kasimir Burgess about his new film The Leunig Fragments and why despite being at the centre of the doco the famous cartoonist remains

Doco of the month: Ghosthunter

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  The team behind the award-winning documentary Ghosthunter talk to Wendy Williams about the film’s impact and how a story about ghosts became an exploration of the impact of childhood

It’s time to change the narrative

Contributor, Tuesday, 9th April 2019 -  The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) has announced its 2019 program of over 50 films and events. The festival will create a public counterbalance of positivity, empathy

Transitions Film Festival Presents Visions for a Better World

Contributor, Tuesday, 5th February 2019 -  The eighth annual Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova this February with another inspiring line-up of world-changing films. Showcasing local and international documentaries

Documentary Australia Foundation Celebrates Ten Years of Storytelling For Social Impact

Contributor, Thursday, 25th October 2018 -  As Documentary Australia Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary, it wants to collaborate with the not-for-profit sector to help NFPs use storytelling to achieve their aims

The ‘Wall Streetification’ of Social Services?

Kyrn Stevens, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Kyrn Stevens reviews the world’s first film on Social Impact Bonds. The “Wall Streetification” of public services is how David Macdonald, a senior economist with the Canadian Centre

Putting a Human Face on the Refugee Experience

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 13th June 2017 -  Filmed over 10 years in Wagga Wagga, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in regional Australia. The documentary,

Documenting a David-and-Goliath Battle

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th September 2016 -  The Opposition tells the story of a David-and-Goliath battle over land in Papua New Guinea, with community leader Joe Moses at the heart of the story in a fight to save a four-generation

Songs and Stories of Indigenous Incarceration

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 23rd August 2016 -  The over-representation and treatment of Indigenous Australians in the justice system is once again making headlines, but a documentary, Prison Songs, puts a human face to the experiences

Through the Eyes of a Boy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 4th August 2016 -  Zach’s Ceremony is a deeply personal coming-of-age story about a boy caught between two worlds, the city versus the outback, black versus white, and the struggles between a father

The Hidden Lives of Carers

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 2nd August 2016 -  On Richard’s Side, the final installment in a trilogy of films charting the life of a man with a complex disability, provides a rare insight into the hidden lives of carers as Richard
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