An online web series showcasing best friends from very different cultural backgrounds and showcasing wonderful stories of humanity, friendship, diversity, inclusion that raise empathy and normalise these friendships which occur daily in Australia, one of the most tolerant multicultural societies on Earth.
How does the project meet the aims of a philanthropic foundation?
This project was voted as a finalist at the National Multicultural Marketing Awards and is currently a Human Rights Award finalist for the Racism, it stops with me Award. It is essentially about human rights, growing empathy and showcasing and marketing Multicultural Australia. It raises empathy and shows an equality between people in friendships and normalises these friendships. Please see uandme.com.au
What outcomes do you hope to achieve by making this film and how will you measure its impact?
Aims & Objectives
I believe if we can get this series out to a wider audience, yes we will have impact by showcasing positive multicultural stories as opposed to what is normally present in our media.
We hope to be able to link in with Department of Education for production of further stories.
We have upcoming stories on St George Illawarra players, A Labor and Liberal Politician, Vietnam Vet and Vietnamese refugee, Children, homeless people to name a few! We hope to raise other issues, educate and continue this series for the next five years until we establish a wider audience.
What is your education and outreach strategy?
Our education strategy includes getting resources ready for use by schools and working with Department of Education to send this out. We hope to work with partners for our launch of a bigger social media campaign in March 2018.