Catalyst for Change film screening – MYAN WA, YACWA

Date & Time
March 15, 2018 at 18:00

Building 210, Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre
Kent Street, Bentley
Perth WA

Catalyst for Change film screening!

Join us to celebrate Harmony Week 2018 at this exciting youth film screening!

Do you want to know what some of WA’s politicians and leaders think about Harmony Week? Or what they have to say about some of the key issues affecting refugee and migrant young people?

Well, eight local young people set out to find out. This dynamic group, have spent the last month interviewing leaders in our community and have documented their findings in a short film!

On the opening day of Harmony Week, we invite you to join us for the first screening of Catalyst for Change – Harmony Week 2018. We will also launch the full report from 2017 Catalyst Youth Summit, and screen the full length documentary Cast from the Storm.

When: Thursday 15th March, 6pm to 9pm

Where: Norm Dufty lecture theatre, Curtin University

Cost: $22 or $17 concession/student


What does your ticket include?

  • The first viewing of the Catalyst for Change short film
  • A screening of the full-length documentary Cast from the Storm
  • Hearing from the young people who made the film
  • Light refreshments
  • A copy of the Catalyst for Change 2017 report

This is a fully accessible venue. The Catalyst for Change film will be captioned for easier access. Please indicate any dietary requirements or access needs when you book your ticket. Refreshments will be served from 6pm and the event will commence at 6.30pm.

This event has been made possible by a grant from the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI), and the support of the Centre for Human Rights, Curtin University. The young people have been supported by staff from the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) and the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network of Western Australia (MYAN WA).


Why did we develop this film?

Young people from CALD backgrounds consistently tell us that they want to see more positive representations of young people in the media and more opportunities to be involved in civic participation. They also told us they want to build the cultural understanding of WA’s leaders and decision makers. This Harmony Week film was developed in response to what young people have told us and to ensure a strong voice of young people are included in this year’s celebrations. The questions they asked as part of their interviews with politicians, Government stakeholders and other decision makers delve into the topics of identity, sense of belonging, inclusion, mental health, discrimination as well as on what Harmony Week means to them. This short film also features their journey throughout the filming experience.

About the Catalyst for Change report

After the 2016 Catalyst Youth Summit, we launched a report with the findings of the summit, which was incredibly well received by the community and can be viewed here. We have developed a similar report of the second Catalyst Youth Summit in 2017, and this will be launched alongside the film. This report will outline the topics discussed by the young people and many of their suggested solutions.

Cast from the Storm

Cast from the Storm tells the tender story of a group of teenage refugees who share their extraordinary stories when they join Treehouse Theatre, an after-school theatre group. A coming of age story, this uplifting documentary shares the reality of what it means to be a teenager and a displaced person. This is the story of what comes after, and what it means to remake your home.

Running time: 80 Min

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