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Matta Media are the South-Western Sydney media enterprise formed out of The Stories Project in 2010. They have since amalgamated into CuriousWorks.

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Thank you to everyone who came along to a magical premiere season of The Other Journey – and congratulations to everyone at Parramasala for a brilliant festival.

Thank you to everyone who came along to a magical premiere season of The Other Journey – and congratulations to the team at Parramasala for a brilliant festival.

Below are some gorgeous images by Guido Gonzalez from Matta Media of our preview night with the community and the CuriousWorks team.

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Listen to Shane, the Director, talk on set about why he chose to make Wake Up.

Listen to Shane, the Director, talk on set about why he chose to make Wake Up.

Journey through Shane’s film Wake Up here.

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You don’t know us. You’ve never heard our story. And we want to tell you. – Curtis

Meet the people behind the camera, as the Urban and Desert Crews exchange food and stories.

You don’t know us. You’ve never heard our story. And we want to tell you.
– Curtis

Over a few days in June 2010, the Urban Stories and Desert Stories crews met for the first time. They shared a meal. They interviewed each other. They began to understand how different the desert was to the city; and yet how similar their feelings and aspirations were.

The First Supper videos are your chance to meet the crews; to get to know a little bit about where they come from. In The First Supper: Part Two Anna asks Lazare what exactly what will happen if someone other than a mother cooks that dish…

The First Supper
Release: June 2010
Location: Bankstown, Western Sydney

Location Map

All Roles (interviews): Urban Stories and Desert Stories crews
Producer (supper shoot): Urban Stories crew
Music: Punmu Lakeside Band featuring Monkey Marc and Ozi Batla (Part One)

The Stories Project
Creative Director: Shakthidharan
Producer: Eleanor Winkler
Mentors: Elias Nohra & Platon Theodoris

The Stories Project is presented by CuriousWorks.

Content by the Desert Stories crew is produced in partnership between CuriousWorks and Martu Media , a division of Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa.

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There are a few things that separate the arrival of Maria and Zahoor at Villawood: ten years, a few policy reforms and two very large fences. From our Documentary Program.

This film is from The Stories Project and is part of our Documentary Program.

There are a few things that separate the arrival of Maria and Zahoor at Villawood: ten years, a few policy reforms and two very large fences.

“For Australia to become like this – to have Villawood transformed into that is painful.” – Maria

A well-known end point and starting point for those who leave their country seeking asylum in Australia is Villawood Detention Centre – formerly known as Villawood Hostel. Two women who were faced with the choice to flee share their story with their sons.

Villawood Mums
Release: October 2010
Location: Villawood Detention Centre, Western Sydney

Villawood

Producers: Guido Gonzalez and Saif Jari
Directors: Guido Gonzalez and Saif Jari
1st Assistant Director: Alan Lao
Directors Photography: Guido Gonzalez and Saif Jari
Editor: Anna Lam
Sound (Shoot): Shane MacDonald
Sound (Post) and Music: Saif Jari
Production Assistant: Lazare Nyembo

The Stories Project
Creative Director: Shakthidharan
Producer: Eleanor Winkler
Mentors: Elias Nohra & Platon Theodoris

The Stories Project is presented by CuriousWorks.

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Twenty percent of Australia’s annual humanitarian arrivals call Liverpool home.

Twenty percent of Australia’s annual humanitarian arrivals call Liverpool home.


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Liverpool Current Population: 218,261 (2009)
Cultural backgrounds represented: 157

Liverpool’s first people were the Cabrogal people who spoke the Darug language. The Georges River provided a natural boundary between the Darug (wood tribes) and the neighbouring Tharawal (coast tribe). These tribes knew the area as Gunyungalung.

Then came the settlers in 1810; to make Liverpool Australia’s fourth oldest town; only predated by Sydney, Parramatta and Hobart, but decidedly different, as it was the first “free planned settlement” of the nation.

During the First World War, Liverpool became a military hub, and Holsworthy housed Italian and German Prisoners of War.

While migration was fluid in Liverpool from the late 18th century, the post World War Two influx of “New Australians” and those refugees who have come after now characterise this vibrant regional hub.

Liverpool welcomes refugees as a place free from fear and celebrates their contribution during Refugee Week 2011.

Portraits of Liverpool
Release: April 2011
Location: Macquarie Mall, Liverpool, Western Sydney

Director: Anna Lam
Producer: Saif Jari
Director of Photography: Guido Gonzalez
1st Assistant Director: Shane Macdonald
Music: Saif Jari
Sound: Lazare Nyembo

The Stories Project
Creative Director: Shakthidharan
Producer: Eleanor Winkler
Mentors: Elias Nohra & Platon Theodoris

The Stories Project is presented by CuriousWorks.