|Still from the 'See Through Me' project|
Saturday May 16 is International Day for Sharing Life Stories.
In celebration, ACMI presents Journeys Toward Justice,
a panel talk and story sharing session exploring the theme of human rights and the power of the moving image.
Anthony Rodriguez Jimenez and Caitlan Nunn, researchers from the Refugee Health Research Centre La Trobe University, and filmmaker Tamsin Sharp will present the See Through Me
project - a fascinating project drawing on documentary practice, exploring racial and religious discrimination as it is experienced by ten young Somali Australians.
Koorie Heritage Trust (KHT) will share how they protect, preserve and promote the living culture of Aboriginal people of south-eastern Australia through capturing stories. In the spirit of the day, participants directly involved in See Through Me
and KHT's Stolen Generation project will share their own stories.
Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law will speak broadly about human rights and how moving image stories can provide a mechanism for social change. We will also hear from the directors of the Human Rights Film Festival
, Evelyn Tadros and Naziath Mantoo, and ACMI's Helen Simondson and Lisetta Moscardo from the Digital Storytelling
Following the presentations there will be a show and tell session, open to all digital storytelling and media practitioners wanting to share their short format stories and projects around the theme of Human Rights.