A film written and acted by foster care youth, ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youths' worlds interweave as they deal with loss, heartbreak, and coming of age in this tale about transience and perseverance.
An intimate and compassionate observational documentary from the perspective of a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy in Alice Springs, Australia, struggling to balance his traditional Arrernte/Garrwa upbringing with a state education.
Tui can only speak for herself. Join her as she gives her perspective on growing up as an Aboriginal person in city and country Western Australia. In her talk, she will share humorous anecdotes which touch on beauty, identity and language.
Our Healing, Our Future: shaping strategies with our young people brought together a panel of young people and experts to discuss lived experience of Intergenerational Trauma, strategies for creating positive intergenerational change, and building up our young people to develop strong healing programs.
If people don’t have the opportunity to heal from trauma, they may unknowingly pass it on to others through their behaviour. Their children may experience difficulties with attachment, disconnection from their extended families and culture and high levels of stress from family and community members who are dealing with the impacts of trauma. This can create developmental issues for children, who are particularly susceptible to distress at a young age. This creates a cycle of trauma, where the impact is passed from one generation to the next.
This documentary follows the life of a 16-year-old teenager from Indonesia, Teuku Akbar Maulana. Akbar received a scholarship from the Turkish government to study in Kayseri, Turkey. Two of his high school friends, who are also Indonesian citizens, have joined ISIS through social media. Over the course of the film Teuku decides not to join ISIS because of his mother's advice to focus on school. His close and loving relationship with his parents help him make this important decision but many other teenagers are not so lucky.
"In Beyond Appearances, young people share their experiences of life on the streets and their interactions with police. Both homeless young people and police officers say these interactions are sometimes difficult and fraught with misunderstanding. What is the source of these barriers and how can these interactions be improved? " - Youtube
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) students and their allies face unique challenges of violence and harassment in schools. SPEAK UP! explores what these students and their allies have done to transform their schools into safer and more welcoming environments. Interviews with students, parents, teachers, administrators and national activists highlight not only the need for transformation, but offer resources and advice for those actively working for change.