WALK WITH ME “The personal creative act is political”-a film by Tanisha Christie and Ellie Walton

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Arts in Action in partnership with Stillwaters Storytelling Collective presents “Walk With Me”, a feature length documentary about the power of art to change hearts and minds, save lives and bring about a revolution.

Walk With Me Against the backdrop of historical moments of social change, Walk With Me follows three women who use theatre to inspire, stir and animate our democracy. Each woman has found theatre as a way to engage a level of activism in themselves and to form inclusive spaces with others to tell stories of joy or sorrow. While at work in prisons, schools, and community centres, the film reveals that one person – one artist – can make a difference. Woven with luscious animation, archival images and performance footage, Walk With Me shares the creative process and shows the people who are unexpectedly and deeply moved by the experience. Continue reading “WALK WITH ME “The personal creative act is political”-a film by Tanisha Christie and Ellie Walton”

Film Screening THE LAST SURVIVOR 31st May @ Bella Union

Arts in Action invites you to its inaugural Social Action Film Night @ Bella Union with a screening of The Last Survivor, a character-based documentary that presents the stories of genocide Survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy by working to educate, motivate and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity crimes. Following the lives of survivors of four different genocides and mass atrocities – The Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, and Congo – The Last Survivor presents a unique opportunity to learn from the lessons and mistakes of our past in order to have lasting social impact on how we act collectively in the face of similar issues today. BOOK ONLINE @ Bella Union

“Each Survivor’s story is one of triumph over trauma, and we hope that audiences respond to their courage and perseverance as much as we have. When we made the film, our objective was not to dwell on the tragedies of the past, but rather to understand how we can prevent atrocities in the future.” Michael Pertnoy, the film’s Co-Director

Having shot on location in five countries across four continents, the film asks its audience to consider genocide as an atrocity that has occurred on nearly every single continent and one that affects all of us as human beings. By presenting these stories of loss, survival, and hope side by side, the film highlights the commonalities these individuals share both as Survivors and, more broadly, as human beings.

“It is impossible not to be moved and inspired by what each of them has been able to accomplish despite the tragedies they have endured”

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Arts in Action Official Launch with Screening of Manufactured Landscapes @ the Donkey Wheel House

May 12, 2011

Arts in Action is a Melbourne based film screening initiative that presents local and international art and social documentary films which focus on creating social change, in particular the work of art and video activists, photo philanthropists, videographers, street, and other artists whose work makes a difference by challenging perceptions and raising awareness of social, health and environmental issues.

Arts in Action will officially launch with a screening of Manufactured Landscapes an award winning documentary film about the work of photographer and 2005 TED Prize winner Edward Burtynsky.

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