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Voices From The Cape

AUSTRALIA 2009, 26′
Screenplay: David Vadiveloo
Cinematography: Bonnie Elliot
Editing: David Vadiveloo, Sioux Currie, David Nixon
Sound: Will Sheridan & Dan Mao
Production: David Vadiveloo & Anna Kaplan

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Filmed in the traumatised remote Australian community of Aurukun, this AFI nominated documentary presents a genuinely unique, sometimes confronting approach to engaging young people from at-risk communities and inspiring them to use their voices again. Described by Indigenous leader Rachael Maza as “Inspirational! A project that should be watched by all Australians – reminding us that hope is not something you talk about, it’s something you create.”

David Vadiveloo is a multi-awarded Australian film-maker and human rights lawyer. In 2005 he was awarded the Australian Human Rights Commission Award for Individual Community Achievement for his work with Indigenous youth. He was also Highly Commended for the Human Rights Medal (Australia), recognising lifelong commitment and achievements in human rights. His films include TRESPASS (2002), BEYOND SORRY (2005), BURN (2009) and the series VOICES FROM THE CAPE (2009). Vadiveloo is the founder and director of the media entertainment and social justice company Community Prophets. The company produces film and television and delivers social justice and educational programs for marginalised youth.