Past events

Live: Super Stream Me 26 Nov 2015 at 20:00

A look back on one of the most ruthless live streaming experiments ever with Tim Den Besten and Nicolaas Veul as well as several special guests.

Live: VR Cinema Showcase 24 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Virtual reality pioneers show their latest works and reflect on both the hype and artistic potential of virtual reality and immersive media.

Live: The Art of Artificial Intelligence 23 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Live cinema event on artificial intelligence, including live presentations of Kyle McDonald, Dries Depoorter and Ross Goodwin.

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Big Stories, Small Towns

A heartwarming portrait of the care organizations in Port Augusta, Australia: the Men’s Shed, the Wami Kata home for the elderly, and the Young Fathers group.

Big Stories, Small Towns by directors Jeni Lee and Sieh Mchawala is a heartwarming portrait of Port Augusta, “the crossroads of Australia.”

As described in the short introductory film, the project’s aim is to “shine a light on locals who cared for the people around them.” The directors accomplished this by making short films about three specific organizations: the local Men’s Shed, a typically Australian phenomenon, where the elderly do woodwork; the Wami Kata home for the elderly, which cares for aborigines suffering from dementia; and the local branch of Young Fathers, a group devoted to young fathers of aboriginal origin.

These three observational films form the backbone of the website, but the site also gives the community itself an opportunity to speak, through photo series and digital stories.

In addition, it presents the history of Port Augusta through a handful of short archive films. Lee and Mchawala’s website uses a collection of small stories to create a bigger and broader picture of Australia’s fifth largest city.

Project details

Year of development :2009
Created by:Jeni Lee, Sieh Mchawala
With:Media Resource Center

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