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”

RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA

February 26, 2013 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Arts in Action in partnership with Do Good Radio and the Transitions Film Festival presents a screening of RAFEA: SOLAR MAMA, a riveting film directed by Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief, about a Bedouin woman’s journey to become a solar engineer, power her village and re-wire the minds of her traditional Bedouin community. Rafea, is one of two women from Jordan chosen to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College, where illiterate women from around the world are trained in six months to be solar engineers. If Rafea succeeds, she will be able to electrify her village, train more engineers, and provide for her daughters. But can she overcome all the obstacles that stand in her way?

This film not only highlights the importance of using sustainable energy to improve conditions for the rural poor, but also argues the importance of providing education to women who are purposely selected for the program because they are the ones invested to  stay and improve the conditions of their communities.

More information http://artsinaction.com.au/rafea-solar-mama-by-mona-eldaief-jehane-noujaim/

Transition Film Festival

February 15, 2013 11:00 pm to February 23, 2013 11:00 pm

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Featuring an amazing line-up of films including Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant’s feature narrative Promised Land, the Sundance Institute’s A Fierce Green Fire and the highly anticipated Chasing Ice, the Transitions Film Festival runs from the 15th to the 23rd of February at Federation Square, ACMI and Cinema Nova in Melbourne.

The program features introductions and panel discussions with international filmmakers and Australia’s sustainability leaders. Key guests include: Velcrow Ripper via satellite (Director of Occupy Love), Bob Brown (former leader of The Australian Greens), Anna Rose (AYCC), Drew Hutton (Lock The Gate) and John Wiseman (Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute).

Transitions Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing powerful, inspiring and ground-breaking films from around the world that highlight the awe-inspiring global transformations that are taking place every day. Covering topics such as social entrepreneurship, energy politics, climate change, social justice and technological innovation, the festival hopes to inspire the transition to a sustainable world. Ride your bike to the films and receive cyclist’s concession prices!

More information http://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/

Going Nowhere

November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am November 23, 2012 11:00 am to November 25, 2012 11:00 am

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Join us over three days at Arts House to explore the different ways that we – as artists and as audiences – can sustainably generate and share creative experiences across the globe.

Without anyone getting on a plane.

Download the Going Nowhere program (PDF, 995kb)

More information http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/ArtsHouse/Program/Pages/GoingNowhere.aspx

Games for Change Australia and New Zealand

November 15, 2012 11:00 pm to November 16, 2012 11:00 pm

We are producing an extraordinary experience for the City of Melbourne that will showcase and provide interactive experiences on how individuals and organisations can learn from the power of digital games and play to achieve positive social, educational and business outcomes.

This is an international event curated from the best in our region and around the world. The focus of the festival is to provide an experience to connect participants in the spirit of promoting, learning and collaborating. There will be an exciting cross section of participants, presenters and facilitators from a range of industries including games development, the arts, design, film makers, multimedia producers, professional business services, marketing, health, education, not for profit, government and the private sector.

RMIT University GEELab is the licence holder for Games for Change Australia-New Zealand, and we are partnering with innovative organisations in education, government, NGOs and in the corporate sector to support the growing interest in digital games, game thinking and play and to showcase how games can be used to deliver positive social outcomes in our communities.

More information and to register http://www.gamesforchange.org.au/about/