Four short films about Shepparton will be shown tonight as part of the Emerge on the Goulburn Festival. Destination: Shepparton looks at our city's migrant history.
A series of short films about Shepparton's migrant history will screen tonight as part of the Emerge on the Goulburn Festival.
The films were created over the last six months by local refugees from the community, who collaborated with professional film makers to come up with documentaries and animations they believe represents Shepparton and its strong migrant history from the 1920s onwards.
The project is part of Multicultural Arts Victoria's Emerge Cultural Hubs initiative, a program which provides a pathway into the arts for refugee and multicultural communities in regional Victoria. MAV is working in partnership with Shepparton Art Museum and Greater Shepparton City Council on the project.
Mooo-ving Cows and Filipino Brides: What do cows and brides have in common? For Ramil, Cynthia Linda and Dina of the Filipino community, compelling reason to come to the Greater Shepparton area was to experience love, work, spirituality and entertainment. Created by Robyn Hughan with Bob Sarr, Muliaga Scanlan and Aaron Stephanus.
Sikhs In Shepp: A Sikh family elder and his daughter-in-law tell the story of why they came to Shepparton and how the long-established local Italian community has been pivotal to their future. Created by Steve Warne, Manase Atanga, Pilimo Eumbya and Sakina Haydar Big.
Culture Bowl: A short animation about what it feels like to be a newly-arrived asylum seeker in a country nothing like your own. Created by the Rural Animation Project tea with over 30 senior students at Shepparton English Language Centre.
Boom Sheppada!: Church choir drummers, talented young rappers and politically savvy hairdressers bring the spirit and soul of Africa to the Victorian town of Shepparton. Created by Benj Binks with Derrick Bwihambi, Kenneth Bwihambi, Zach Tong and Ayak Akon.
Destination: Shepparton will screen at the Eastbank Centre on Welsford St in Shepparton tonight from 7pm. There will also be talks from those involved in the project.
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