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Ordinary Extraordinary Stories

Ordinary Extraordinary Stories

ACMI has conducted its general public digital storytelling workshop since the centre opened. Ordinary Extraordinary Stories is the collection of stories that are produced through this program.



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Silence Speaks

Silence Speaks

Silence Speaks was a digital storytelling project produced as part of the First Person: International Digital Storytelling Conference conducted at ACMI in early 2006. Short narratives produced  by survivors and witnesses of domestic violence were created in collaboration with the Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre, the White Ribbon Day National Leadership Campaign, Center for Digital Storytelling USA and Women's Health Goulburn North East. This story screened in the 2006 Real Life on Film Festival.

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Our Stories

Our Stories

In collaboration with Koorie Heritage Trust, RMIT, Goldburn's Academy of Sport Health and Education (ASHE) and Australian Council of Government (Shepparton Youth Project), a group of storytellers share their life stories.




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When Deaf Minds Travel

When Deaf Minds Travel

Much is written and discussed about the mental health challenges for the deaf community, but rarely do we hear from those directly dealing with these challenges. This project was produced in partnership with VicDeaf.




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Untold Stories of Civic Participation

Untold Stories of Civic Participation

This project was funded by the Department of Human Services (Eastern Metropolitan Region), developed and executed in partnership with MetroAccess at the City of Monash and City of Whitehorse, and Scope. These stories illustrate the valuable contribution people with disabilities can make to their local community.



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Under the Veneer

Under the Veneer

Under the Veneer was produced in partnership with Barwon Health, Corridor One-4, Barwon South-Western Regional Women's Health, Reading Cinemas and the Greater City of Geelong. These stories celebrate the unique experiences of people living in Norlane, Corio and Whittington (South Western Victoria).


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A Tale of Ten

A Tale of Ten

Green Corp is a Commonwealth Government youth development program that trains young people through participation in environmental and cultural heritage initiatives. Through a national competition 'What's Your Green Corp Story', ten young people were selected to share their story in digital form. A Tale of Ten digital storytelling project was an intiative between Green Corp, Job Futures and Greening Australia.


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A Hidden TreaSure

A Hidden TreaSure - Turner's Syndrome

In association with The Victoria Turner's Syndrome Association Inc and funded by the Myer Foundation, this project brought together sufferers of Turner's Syndrome and their families to share their stories and turn around public perception about the syndrome.




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Western Stories

Western Stories: Expressions for the Future

Western Stories: Expressions for the Future is an inspirational collection of works from young people who, through their association with Western Chances, have been given the opportunity to tell their stories and build their own bridge to the future. ACMI has delivered this program over 2005 and 2006 in partnership with Western Chances involving students from Brimbank Secondary College, Altona Secondary College, Braybrook Secondary College, Copperfield Secondary College, Melton Youth ServicesKealba Secondary College and supported by Village Roadshow.


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Memories of Moomba

Memories of Moomba

Produced as part of the celebration of fifty years of Moomba - Melbourne's annual festival of fun.  The stories trace the history of the key figures and events of the festival.  Memories of Moomba was produced in collaboration with Melbourne Moomba Waterfest and the City of Melbourne and sponsored by Tattersalls.



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Journeys With Breast Cancer

Journeys with Breast Cancer

Delivered with the Breast Cancer Network of Australia, Journeys with Breast Cancer captured the personal stories of people who have been affected by breast cancer. Storytellers from across Australia, including sporting legend Raelene Boyle, share their stories of courage and determination.




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Community Dreaming

Community Dreaming

Braybrook Maidstone Neighbourhood Renewal (BMNR) brought together representatives from a selection of key community organisations in the Braybrook and Maidstone area and asked them to dream about the future of their community.




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888

888 - Eight Hour Day 150th Anniversary Project

This digital storytelling project was conducted as part of the Eight Hour Day 150th Anniversary Project in collaboration with Museum Victoria. To commemorate the anniversary, people talked about their views of work/life balance.



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Sharing Stories

Sharing Stories

This is a diverse collection of digital stories that illustrate the experience of a range of disabilities through simple testimony developed in partnership with Rural Access and the Shire of Wellington and Department of Human Services.




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Remembering 60 Years Since Victory in Pacific

Remembering 60 Years Since Victory in Pacific

This project captures the essence of the day 60 years ago when Victory in the Pacific was announced through the recollections of people who remember this extraordinary day. People who were part of the celebrations in Melbourne and the Soldiers still serving in the Pacific shared their memories of that eventful day. The project was produced in partnership with the City of Melbourne, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Shrine of Remembrance and the RSL.


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Broadmeadows Our Neighbourhood

Broadmeadows Our Neighbourhood

Broadmeadows has a rich cultural identity. Broadmeadows brought together people from the community to tell stories about the diversity of culture and the landscapes and places of historical significance through autobiographical storytelling supported by the Department of Human Services, Neighbourhood Renewal.

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Diversity at Work

Diversity at Work

Diversity@work Awards recognise and reward the efforts of individuals, teams and organisations that are working to encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This project was produced in association with Diversity@work, SBS, Australia Post, AMES Employment, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.


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Ashwood, Chadstone and Ashburton

Ashwood, Chadstone and Ashburton

Ashwood, Chadstone and Ashburton are rich in history, having been primarily a settlement for returning Second World War soldiers and thier families. Many of the streets are named after major battles or returning heroes. This project captured the personal histories of the people that lived in this area. Developed in partnership with Department of Human Services, Neighhbourhood Renewal.

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Eureka 150

Eureka 150

This is collection of digital stories made at ACMI by the Eureka Youth Ambassadors that capture the celebrations through the eyes of young Australians aged 14 to 17. Made possible by support from the Department of Premier and Cabinet.



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Telling Tales

Telling Tales

Telling Tales is a collection of real stories told and produced by people with a disability and those who are disadvantaged. Challenging 'norms' as often represented by mainstream film; these first-person accounts provide a real opportunity to be seen and heard.  Produced in partnership with Arts Access, collaborators include Art Day South, Deaf Arts Network and funding by Department of Human Services and Deafness Foundation.


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Houses, Homes & Neighbourhoods

Houses, Homes & Neighbourhoods

In partnership with Quantum Support Services and the Department of Human Services storytellers from Moe, Morwell and Churchill share stories about living in the Latrobe Valley.




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Racconti La Voce Del Popolo

Racconti La Voce Del Popolo (The Voice of the People)

A fascinating collection of digital stories from the Italian community. The stories celebrate the enormous contribution that Italians have made to the development of Australia, and explore the hardships and challenges of migration and settlement. The project was made possible through the partnership of the Italian Federation of Migrant Workers and their families (FILEF), the Community Support Fund Victoria Multi Cultural Commission.

 
 
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