Since 2013, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival has devoted a section to children and young people: CineSeeds. A PROGRAM OF FILM, SPEAKERS AND THE ARTS for youth, exploring human rights IN AN AGE APPROPRIATE WAY.

ABOUT THE CINESEEDS PROGRAM

CineSeeds is the youth component of the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) program. Two films are chosen for their potential to create awareness and to stimulate discussion amongst young audiences around human rights themes. The films selected are suitable for specific age groups (Junior and Senior).

The CineSeeds Youth Ambassador program is the youth leadership platform of HRAFF which runs alongside the Festival event.

CINESEEDS AT YOUR SCHOOL YEAR ROUND! 

The CineSeeds school screenings provide an inspiring way to engage students in human rights through the transformative power of cinema. Let HRAFF do the hard work for you! We can suggest a suitable film for your study topic and then we administer the license fee, classification, provide the film and educational resources (where available).  We can also provide a speaker or panel of experts to respond to the students.

If you are interested in holding a CineSeeds event in your school or school community, please contact Kate Ficai for a information pack cineseeds@hraff.org.au

In 2017, CineSeeds shines a spotlight on Indigenous rights and storytelling.

ZacH’s Ceremony

AARON PETERSEN / AUSTRALIA / 2016 / 92 MINS / ENGLISH AND WAANYI, GARAWA AND GANGALIDDA WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DOCUMENTARY. Senior audience screening (12 yrs+).

“A perceptive, benevolent documentary” VARIETY

Zach’s Ceremony explores the evolution of one boy’s journey to manhood. Captured over ten years, the story explores what it means to be a modern man belonging to the oldest living culture on earth. Living in the inner city, Zach feels as though he is between two worlds – neither white enough to be accepted by his peers, nor black enough to be accepted by his family. Through uncovering the ancient traditions of his family and discovering his place in the modern world, Zach forms his own unique identity.

AWARDS AND FESTIVAL SELECTION
Sydney Film festival 2016
Hot Docs 2016
Melbourne International Film Festival 2016
Audience Award – Best Documentary, Sydney Film Festival 2016


 

 

Satellite Boy

CATRIONA MCKENZIE / AUSTRALIA / 2012/ 95 MINS / ENGLISH AND YOLNGU MATHA WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES/ DOCUMENTARY. Junior audience screening (7 yrs+)

“Lively, poignant, direct and dreamlike”
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Satellite Boy is a story about a young boy, Pete, standing up for what’s right, despite the huge challenge he faces. Living in remote Western Australia with his grandfather, Pete is confronted with the threat of losing his home, an abandoned outdoor cinema, to a mining company who plan on demolishing it. He recruits his best friend Kalmain and makes the journey through the desert to the city to convince the mining company to keep the cinema. A story of adventure, hardship and personal growth, Pete learns that the traditional skills and values passed down from his grandfather are more far reaching than he could ever have imagined.

AWARDS AND FESTIVAL SELECTION
Berlin International Film Festival 2013
Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Perth International Arts Festival 2012
Crystal Bear (Special Mention), Generation Kplus – Best Film, Berlinale 2013


All proceeds from CINESEEDS SCREENINGS go to THE CineSeeds YOUTH LEADERSHIP PLATFORM.

CineSeeds Committee: Sarah George (Co Chair), Madeline O’Connor (Co Chair), Georgie Bruce, Jill Cutchey, Sarah Gorman, Eleneor Nicolay, Kate O’Brien and Lida Rahdon.

For further information about CineSeeds, please email cineseeds@hraff.org.au.

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