FISH [email protected] Backlot supports the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Film Industry and the telling of stories to increase Australia’s …
These projects provide equal opportunities for education, training, employment and life choices. They are run either directly by FISH or in partnership with others. As we do this, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are given opportunities in our society to be valued as positive, healing, and leading contributors to community in connecting people to caring for each other and caring for Country.
If we are to break the cycle of generational trauma, poverty, and engagement in the justice system, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people need to play a leading role in the development of projects and initiatives. This is what we do! The FISH team actively work with a broad cross section of our community to achieve positive outcomes.
FISH believes in the importance of story telling. Through the process of sharing stories people learn from other’s knowledge and experience. This in turn enables us all to develop an appreciation of each other’s journeys, deeply understand problems faced by each other and the community, celebrate achievements of people and provide positive role models, highlight difficulties and develop effective ways to address those issues.
Sharing stories is done through a variety of mediums such as film, drama, writing, yarning, lectures, and presentations. FISH aims to bring healing to the spirit, heart, mind, body, and land. Through story telling, we hope to create healthy people and communities.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are an asset to Australia and have a lot to offer to the community. They already contribute greatly. FISH works to enhance and provide further opportunities to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share their wisdom and insights to the broader community to teach people how to connect and care for each other and for country.
FISH works to develop creative initiatives that provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to enhance their self-esteem and acquire a sense of community belonging, where they are valued and able to positively contribute to their community.
Should you wish to find out more or make a donation, please contact FISH using the form to the left.