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AMDC301 Lecture Theatre, Level 3

Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, Swinburne University of Technology

Corner of Burwood Road and William Street

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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Join the Social Innovation Research Institute for a screening of the documentary, Forged From Fire, about how a community came together to create a life-size memorial tree in the wake of the Black Saturday fires.

This event will bring together Swinburne and the community to commemorate ten years since the Black Saturday bushfires.

The Social Innovation Research Institute is proud to screen two films that showcase how fire-affected communities came together to heal in the wake of an unprecedented natural disaster.

Short Film Screening: It’s Something about the Chook

Written and directed by Bachelor of Film and Television students, Jenni Aldred and Lin Kerr, the film reflects on the “chook knitting project” that helped women and children to heal after the Black Saturday bushfires in Strathewen.

Feature Film Screening: Forged from Fire

This film documents an inspiring story of recovery that grew as a response to the Black Saturday fires which devastated townships north-east of Melbourne in February 2009. The Blacksmiths’ Tree began with designer and metal artist, Amanda Gibson, who gathered a local and international team of blacksmiths and volunteers to create a nine-metre steel and copper gum tree that memorialises those people who were touched by the fires.

Written and directed by Andrew Garton, Forged from Fire follows the tree’s journey from inception to installation, capturing stories of resilience, connectedness and hope along the way. For more information about the film see: Forged from Fire

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Andrew Garton
Writer/Director/Producer; Adjunct Industry Fellow, Department of Media and Communication
Swinburne

Amanda Gibson
Project Lead, The Tree Project, in addition to Designer and Metal Artist

Dr Danielle Williamson
Psychologist; Lecturer, Department of Psychological Sciences
Swinburne

Dr Carolynne White
Occupational Therapist; Lecturer, Department of Health and Medical Sciences
Swinburne

Light refreshments will be served prior to the screening.

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AMDC301 Lecture Theatre, Level 3

Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, Swinburne University of Technology

Corner of Burwood Road and William Street

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

Australia

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