ASSI Stories is a multimedia storytelling project for Australian South Sea Islanders to explore heritage, identity and story through video, photography and a website.
ASSI Stories is about storytelling, education and awareness. ASSI community members will be invited to attend storytelling and media workshops in Brisbane throughout 2014, to learn how to turn their story into a video or photo story. At the end of the project, the videos and media produced by project participants will be presented in a public event in Brisbane. A Facebook page (www.facebook.com/assistories) and website will showcase the works created and act as a platform for other regional ASSI community members to get involved, learn media production skills and share their own stories online.
Australian South Sea Islanders Secretariat Inc. (Brisbane) is the principle project partner in collaboration with Creative Producer and Filmmaker Amie Batalibasi.
The ASSI Stories project is funded by the Australian Council for the Arts.