Law firm King & Wood Mallesons have kindly donated funds to the ALS Talking Fact Sheet Project enabling the production of further legal education films by Aboriginal children and young people around NSW and ACT.
The Talking Fact Sheet project asks young people to transform our written legal information Fact Sheets into ‘Talking Fact Sheets’, very short films produced by and for the mob, in the style of edutainment/infomercials, and in a language, style and genre that best reflects the aspirations and cultural outlook of local environments.
The Project has been in operation for three years with funding assistance from the Law and Justice Foundation, and over that period saw the production of more than ten short films produced by young people from Bourke, Wagga Wagga, Moruya, Taree and Redfern, NSW.
Each film has a community legal education message which the young people decide upon, and then they come up with the story and learn the skills of film-making within a 2-3 day training workshop teaching skills in story and script development, acting, production, directing and camera operation.
King & Wood Mallesons have donated $8,228.66 towards the Talking FactSheet Project from funds received through their not-for-profit café in their Sydney headquarters called “Café 3*Sixty”.
In addition, they are holding an ALS Short Film Festival in August 2016 to further engage their staff in the ALS and the benefits of donations and pro bono assistance to Aboriginal legal services and communities.
We are very excited to have received further funding for the Talking Fact Sheet Project and look forward to working with young people in their communities on the prodution of more great little films.