On Wednesday 3rd April, Australian Communities Foundation hosted a very special evening with Documentary Australia Foundation, inviting along the teams behind three excellent social impact documentaries: Geeta, Backtrack Boys and The Lake of Scars. With a turn out of roughly 70 people, the room was filled with great conversation around the power and impact of documentary films in addressing social, environmental and cultural justice.

If you would like to find out about the projects and their impact goals, click on the film titles below.
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Presented by Director Emma Stacey-Storch and Co-Producer Dipanjali Rao
Explores the societal factors contributing to gender-based violence and follows one woman’s journey as she fights for a better life for her three daughters. Geeta’s story is wildly courageous and a stunning reminder of the power of love to create real and lasting change.
Watch the trailer 
Password: Inspire

Presented by Director Bill Code and Producer Christian Pazzaglia
In a corner of Victoria exists a link to an ancient culture; a place of astounding beauty and rare archaeological and environmental significance that is being degraded. As the clock ticks, an unlikely partnership could see it saved for future generations, while providing a moving example of reconciliation.
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Presented by Executive Producer Dr Mitzi Goldman, CEO Documentary Australia Foundation
This award-winning film provides an intimate view of Backtrack’s successful philosophy and methods and shows how they help kids navigate their relationships, deal with personal trauma, take responsibility for their decisions and gain the practical skills they need to survive.
Watch the trailer

Documentary Australia Foundation supports documentary filmmakers and helps ensure important stories are told and placed at the heart of social impact campaigns.
This creates awareness, empathy and action across their seven impact areas:
– Health & Wellbeing
– Human rights & Social justice
– Youth & Education
– Women & Girls
– Environment
– Indigenous issues
– Arts

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