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AKOKOL DASTAN GESA – Same Drum video launch






Akolkol Dastan Gesa – a film project with multilingual young people

Akolkol Dastan Gesa means “story” in the three main languages spoken by the young people that started the project i.e. Dinka, Dari and Arabic. This project is a unique opportunity for young people to be leaders in telling their own stories.

The young participants worked with a team of high-profile artists to create a music video and script for a short film. The team includes producer/director Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, musician Scott Griffiths, writer David Vincent Smith, cinematographer Matsu, dancer Rita Nsubuga and filmmaker Gemma Parsons. The final outcome will be showcased at Harmony Week 2018.

The main aims of the project are:
●   Empower young people
●   Increase diversity on screen
●   Create broadcast-quality film

Akolkol Dastan Gesa is supported by project partners Beyond Empathy, Aranmore Catholic College, DADAA and Community Arts Network and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

mage by Matsu Photography

Catalyst For Change Screening organised by Youth Affairs Council of WA
Thursday 15th March, 6pm, Curtin University. Tickets available via

Harmony Week Event in conjunction with Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre
Friday 16th March, 10am – 2pm, Herb Graham Recreation Centre, Mirrabooka. Free entry


March 16
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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