Dialog Box


Youth & Education

We support student-driven, deep and personalised learning; building media literacy and digital skills; and we promote the positive representation of young people and teachers.


The Backtrack Boys


The Backtrack Boys demonstrates an alternative to juvenile detention – a community working together and changing kids’ lives.

Fundraising Target: $150,000 to finish the film

Rusty, Zach, and Alfie are on a perilous course toward ‘juvey’ until they meet up with a rule breaking jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.

The Backtrack Boys provides a unique insight into youth at risk in rural Australia. Kids that fall between the cracks in the education system and face a range of issues from family breakdowns, to violence, suicide, drugs and crime.



Don’t Stop The Music


Don’t Stop The Music addresses the inequality of music education across Australia and improve access to instruments and teacher training.

Conductor and veteran music education campaigner Richard Gill (OAM) is on a mission to transform music education in Australia. In the last 20 years, an unrelenting focus on literacy and numeracy in the classroom has seen music sidelined and devalued with 80% of kids in public primary schools missing out.

Don’t Stop the Music will launch a campaign to get quality music education into every school in Australia and instruments into the hands of kids who need them most.


A Matter of Principle


A Matter of Principle will offer a unique insight into young refugees’ experiences of recovering from trauma and their complex journeys adjusting to a new and challenging context: an alien culture, new language, foreign school system and community.

Fundraising Target: $81,000 to finish the film

Holroyd High School principal, Dorothy Hoddinott is an extraordinary individual. She has turned a western Sydney suburban school into a unique phenomenon. The school is achieving high university entrance beyond the National average. One in every six students is a refugee who has lived in Australia for less than seven years; many were illiterate and with no knowledge of the English language when they arrived in the country.


If you are interested in making a contribution to support DAF’s work within this area please contact us at info@documentaryaustralia.com.au



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