Health & Wellbeing
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responsible informed decisions about their physical and mental health.
Power Marys will challenge attitudes and change behaviours
regarding the treatment of women in Papua New Guinea, Australia and the
Power Marys follows the journey of
Papua New Guinea's first national women’s rugby league team to the world cup,
and explores how women playing PNG’s male-dominated, national sport in the
public eye for the first time is changing mindsets in a country where the
status of women is one of the most troubling in the world.
Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation aims to raise awareness of how pokie
machines are programmed for addiction. In doing so, the film radically reframes
how we view "problem gambling", shifting the blame from individuals
with "problems" to the deliberately addictive design of these
They've been called "electronic
morphine" and "the crack cocaine of gambling". Ever wonder what
makes Pokies so addictive? Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation takes you inside the machine
to find out. In this ground-breaking expose, industry insiders break the
silence around this highly secretive industry to explain how Pokies are rigged
to keep you hooked. Learn from world-leading neuroscientists how Pokies work on
the deepest levels of our brains. And see how our governments have become the
biggest addicts of all.
The Show Must Go On
will create a safe platform for individuals and organisations in the Australian
Entertainment Industry to address the abnormally high rates of mental health
Fundraising Target: $155,000 to finish
the film | $50,000 for the
While the Australian entertainment industry is widely perceived
as glamorous, fun, exciting, and well-paid, recent and alarming research paints
a darker picture for entertainment workers. Suicide attempts in the industry
are double the national average. Anxiety is 10 times higher, sleep disorders
are 7 times higher, and depression is 5 times higher than the national average.
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