Human Rights & Social Justice
We seek justice for disadvantaged people and communities and
promote Human Rights for all.
We Live Here advocates for public housing to be on the public
agenda and to influence policy that prioritises funding into public and
Fundraising Target: $30,000 to finish the film
politicians and property developers threaten to knock down Sydney's Waterloo
and force public housing battlers to the edges of the city, the locals fight
back: their war cry an ambitious artwork, the making of which will both unite
city housing increasingly becomes a battleground between rich and poor around
the world, in Waterloo, Sydney, 5000 residents face losing their homes in the
name of ‘rejuvenation', colonisation by developers and their home ownership
Kimberley Project seeks to
ensure that the 150 remote communities remaining in The Kimberley are not
forced to close.
Fundraising Target: $70,000 to finish the film | $100,000 for the impact
Kimberley region is under threat, with mining and big agriculture driving an
unprecedented land grab.
Kimberley Project advocates for Indigenous rights in relation to land,
law and culture. It humanises a story currently overwhelmed by dollar signs and
social statistics, giving voice to the resilient people who live in these
A Clever Label will give marriage equality advocates an
ongoing resource to contribute to the debate around civil liberties and the
difficulties faced by marginalised smaller groups in a representative
Fundraising Target: $50,000
A Clever Label is a VR documentary
about the influence of the Australian Christian Lobby on Australian politics
particularly on LGBTQI issues. It combines a personal story with an
interactive room-scale VR experience to examine multiple sides of the topic.
A Clever Label looks at the
alt-right’s obsession with defining “the other” and the damage homophobia
causes to the whole of society - particularly when both LGBTI and anti-gay
advocates use the same terms: “harm”, “respect”, “love” in opposing ways.
Focus: Refugees & Asylum Seekers
You See Monsters challenges widespread assumptions about
Australian Muslims and - in so doing - seeks to enrich the idea of what being
an Australian means.
Australia’s demonisation of its Muslim population has taken on
monstrous proportions. Nearly half the nation expresses negative or ambivalent
attitudes towards Muslims, and Islam is represented as a threat to the
much-vaunted ‘Australian way of life’. But a new generation of Australian
Muslim artists is now fighting back against the growing tide of intolerance in
Australia - not with defensive or apologetic arguments - but on the front foot
using the power of their imagination to create works of art that are
challenging the nation to take a long hard look at it itself.
Boats will be a tool for NFPs, community leaders and grassroots organisations
to build their coalitions with a broad section of people to think and act upon
the central challenges for asylum seeker policy and most importantly on how we
as a community look after those who seek asylum on our shores.
Fundraising Target: $20,000 to finish the film
Stop the Boats tells the story of asylum seekers who arrive in
Australia by boat set apart and now summarily rejected by a policy that
challenges their very definition and reason. It looks at a national
conversation that wonders how Australia got to this point so far removed from
the international convention for refugees it signed in 1954. Asylum seekers and
refugees recount their experiences of asylum seeking, of their flights from
war, about the twilight zone of statelessness.
Scattered People demonstrates how music brings people and
cultures together creating a world that is richer because of its diversity.
Two musicians seeking asylum in
Australia encounter the Scattered People, a small band of kindred spirits who
play music and create songs with asylum seekers and refugees as they discover
their new identities. But will they find refuge in a country of sharply divided
Music and a strong desire to help
others can improve quality of life for people seeking asylum and will help
build strong communities that lead to a more caring Australia.
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