Stories That Work

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Arts Centre Melbourne

100 Saint Kilda Road

Melbourne, VIC 3004


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Documentary Australia are proud to present

Stories That Work

Wednesday 16 October 2019
The Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Join a movement that’s using storytelling to drive social change.

Goodpitch² Australia shifted how film, philanthropists and NGOs collaborate to create impact.

Stories are now fundamental to shifting attitudes and inspiring social action, but have you ever wondered what made some campaigns so successful?

Join us as we unpack the films, partnerships and impact campaigns around some powerful documentaries - with presentations from Damon Gameau, Rev. Tim Costello and Jolyon Hoff - and present some bold new projects.

9am-12pm + Networking Lunch 12-1pm

Keynote: 2040 and its 'The Regeneration' Impact Campaign

This PG rated climate change documentary breaks with the pessimistic narrative of climate change and explores exciting technologies we could implement today to make a real change to our world.

Hear Filmmaker Damon Gameau talk about about the innovative impact campaign that is continuing to make waves in Australia and drive social change in schools, businesses and government.

Presentations from emerging social impact filmmakers:

88 Days a Slave

Exploited, underpaid, and sexually harassed - Same story, different backpacker.

Paper City

In a society rapidly forgetting, three elderly survivors of the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo fight to leave behind a public record of their experiences—before they pass away.

Incarceration Nation

Once a prison, always a prison.

Five Year Grandma

A personal story of race and identity - of how one man discovered his Grandma, who he thought had died, was still alive and how she reconnected him to his culture; a culture he was ashamed of...

2pm-5pm + Networking Drinks 5pm-6pm

Keynote: The Staging Post

Director Jolyon Hoff and Co-Founder of the Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre Muzafar Ali will detail their first documentary, The Staging Post and the education revolution it inspired.

Now - with refugees being told by the UNHCR they face a wait up to 25 years, there is still much more work to be done. The pair are working on The Staging Post 2, continuing in their work to bring communities together.

Keynote: The Alliance for Gambling Reform + Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation

Since launching in 2015, the pokies landscape has changed dramatically – Alliance For Gambling Reform has been at the heart of this change, using KaChing! Pokie Nation as a powerful tool.
Join us for a panel discussion with Rev. Tim Costello, Campaign Director Tony Mohr and Anna Bardsley as they examine the anatomy of the campaign, and how alignment and partnership between storytellers and advocates can have a significant impact.

Presentations from emerging social impact filmmakers:

Born to Stand Out

The stories of young Sudanese-Australian hip hop artists who demonstrate resistance, empowerment and positivity as they try to make something of themselves.

Brazen Hussies

Brazen Hussies, for the first time, tells the story of the bold women who ignited a feminist revolution in Australia during the Women’s Liberation era.

The Show Must Go On

Shining a spotlight on mental well being in the entertainment industry.

We Don't Want You Here

Can loss lead to hope? ‘We Don’t Want You Here’ explores personal responses to trauma and discovers how people transform their pain into a bridge for understanding.

Water for Birds

In the red-light district of Varanasi, India, an NGO-run education centre provides vulnerable local children with art therapy.

$45 (+GST)/session or $80 (+GST) whole day.

Ticket Purchases end Sunday 13th October.

We are almost at capacity, so please book soon.

Thank you to our major partners AndyInc, Australia Communities Foundation, Film Victoria, Philanthropy Australia, Pro Bono Australia and The Arts Centre Melbourne for your support.

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