Melbourne filmmaker Amie Batalibasi engaged in an Artists in Schools residency at The Grange P-12 College in Hoppers Crossing, Melbourne working with a group of twelve year 5/6 students. The project used the medium of documentary film as a form of storytelling to explore the themes of culture and identity. With assistance from Amie and teacher, Lia Pa’apa’a, the students developed an idea for a documentary film that addresses these issues.
Then throughout Term 2, 2009 the students worked in film crews to produce a short documentary from the initial pre-production planning right through to editing and post-production. The result was a series of short films that premiered at a red carpet screening to the school and the broader community.
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