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Community Stories about People

A selection of autobiographical short films made in the Digital Storytelling workshop program at ACMI. 

On a Sunday He Went Fishing

On a Sunday He Went Fishing

An ordinary day that led to an unexpected tragedy.
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Becoming an Australian

Becoming an Australian

The sights, sounds and smells of war are recalled in George's story.
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An Interview with Jack Jones

An Interview with Jack Jones

Jack reflects on his experience of the war.
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An Interview with Glenn James

An Interview with Glenn James

Glenn discusses veterans and the Vietnam War.
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New Dreams

New Dreams

Michelle Newlands' remarkable story of recovery and strength.
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Childhood Memories of Fitzroy

Childhood Memories of Fitzroy

Tales of community support in Fitzroy.
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Compression

Compression

Looks at the pressures faced by modern soldiers.
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New Life New Country

Fatma Coskun came from a small village amongst the mountains of Corun.
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Jidi

Stephen and his sister preserve the memories of their grandfather.
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The Airport

Bridget reflects on her sister's life cut short in an accident.
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A Walk with My Son

A proud father watches his son build a life in their local community.
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The Old Man

Lee pays tribute to his father who coached the local football team.
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The Black Nan

A video by Dixon Patten.
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What Ever Became of Charlie?

A slideshow inspired by a collection of photographs.
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Street Kids

Street Kids

Dmitry talks of the crimes of his past and his redemption through art.
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The Medic

The Medic

Maurice pieces together his Dad's war experience and his own.
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Life Will Never be the Same

Life Will Never be the Same

Amanda recalls her father's love of travel and adventure.
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An Interview with Jan McCarthy

An Interview with Jan McCarthy

Jan reflects on her career in the Army and Nursing.
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Lifetime Story

Lifetime Story

One event took away Amidu's family, livelihood and independence.
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Inheriting

Inheriting

A family legacy of fighting for social justice and Indigenous rights.
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Running to Stand Still

Bushy's story of homelessness to the World Cup.
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Feeling the Felt

Sometimes we discover new stories about our family members.
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Me and My Mob

Tim likes to share his culture and history through his dance and art.
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A Writer's Legacy

Heather's father believed in his daughter as a writer.
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Busty

Memories of a very special and rare Australian bird called 'Busty'.
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My Grandfather, the Spy

It was wartime when Edwina's grandfather met her grandmother.
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Sins of the Fathers

"We grew up with a father who was a violent alcoholic."
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Time Delay

Newlywed Anne goes on a road trip across Australia.
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The Shoemaker

Artist Adam Nudelman asks himself why he always paints shoes?
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That Dreaded Phone Call

Ruth reflects on the day she'll have to make that dreaded call.
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My Car: My Place

Bridget Nicholson's car represents many things to her.
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Friendship in a Biscuit Tin

Vivianne Everett pays homage to her friend Vikki.
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Yellow Gloves

Lyn Johnson wondered if she was cut out to be a farmers wife.
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My Love

Maureen reminisces about life on the land with the man she loves.
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The Irrepressible Jack Stone

Jack was a kid who lived every moment fully.
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Training for the Last Run

A personal account from the Journeys with Breast Cancer workshop.
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Lost in Time & Space

John is a schizophrenic man from the 50th century adrift in the 20th.
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Passionate Pursuits

A special story created for Robin Hodder's grandchildren.
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Beautiful Boy

Gareth was in his 30s when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
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The Navigator

Campbell McKillop suffered a severe brain injury after a fall.
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Drifting in Antarctica

"A living dream. I can't believe I'm here."
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A Letter for Marie

South African born Marie has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
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Carmel: Storyteller

Carmel was diagnosed with early onset memory loss.
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Me Do

Gabrielle recounts her struggle to gain independence.
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Gillian's Story

Leanne Wagner pays tribute to her remarkable sister Gillian.
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Gungarri Woman

Linda is a Gungarri woman, and she has breast cancer.
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Margaret Living with LAM

Bernadette recounts her sister's battle with disease.
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Leaving Tropeouhos

Anastasia and her husband left their village in Greece for Australia.
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My Friend Ruth

Glenn Miller pays tribute to his friend Ruth Hall.
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My Place

A loving portrait of a small town community.
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The Little Frenchman

Roger was a widower with no living relatives or close friends.
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Weekends in the Country

As a boy William was sent to a hostel in the city.
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Strong Woman

Meg tells her story of how she eventually healed and rebuilt her life.
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Camping Legends

In 1936 Fiona's grandparents undertook a legendary journey.
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A Fishy Problem

Astrid Silberman tries to recreate her family recipe for Gefilte fish.
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The Brown Dressing Gown

Patric fondly remembers his social worker Julie.
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The Drinking Man

When I reached fifty I thought I would be all one piece.
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Max and Noel Oliver's Story

A story for our granddaughters.
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Cardin Street

"They knocked it down because it was old, pretty old house."
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A Different Perspective

Carly's photography passion began with a pass to the 1994 Big Day Out.
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Yehinat Fekir

"I was born in Sudan and this is my story about my mother."
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Doors Wide Open

The world of the theatre got Rebecca through some difficult times.
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El Ajnabi

Raymond travels to Lebanon and finds that he loves two countries.
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The Sacrifice

A story of courage, family and a life saved.
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The Art of Rhyme

Since he was a child Mykel has been fascinated with the art of rhyme.
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Life and Learning

Tim Kanoa has been living and learning from the day he was born.
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Where Do I Belong?

Rita el-Khoury calls Australia and Lebanon her home.
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Hoop Dreams

Basketball is more than just a game.
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Memories of Mookie

Ben Edwards remembers his cousin Mookie.
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Heart of Otara

Otara will always remain in Sam's heart as home.
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The Homeland or the Tomb

Socialist parents, rebellious children - it's in the blood.
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My Pop

Nick loves his pop who taught him how to catch fish.
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The Story of an Immigrant Filmmaker

Agnes uses footage shot by her father to tell her tale.
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Second Life

Ximena looks back at the friendships she left behind in Buenos Aires.
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Loving Lebanon and Australia

A well timed punch taught Sam the value of mateship.
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My Second Home

Memet was one of the lucky few in his village to receive an education.
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Journey Home

Maria misses Italy, "but now I call Australia home."
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Wise Woman

Hannan's grandmother was a wise woman and a great storyteller.
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My Beautiful Schwesters

Adam Barolsky laments about the people and life that you leave behind.
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Hyper Ballad

Firas Massouh's hunger for travel was started by his father.
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Ithal Damat

Huseyin Damat left Turkey for Australia to meet and marry his wife.
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Next Generation

Nella often felt "different and isolated" from the other children.
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To Sevek

Mark tells the tragic story of his brother who died during WWII.
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Yeni Hayat = New Life

Kenan Besiroglu migrated to Australia with his wife and son in 1970.
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Australia: Per Forza e Per Amore

Giovanni became a political figure in his new homeland.
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Dad, I Made It!

A promise to her father led Figen from her home in Turkey to Australia
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The Spaces in Between

Carla Pascoe traces her family's ancestry from Lebanon.
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