Project News November-December
Well, that’s a wrap.
The film was screened for the first time at an event filled with music, song, emotions, and bagpipes. Audience members cried. And laughed. And cried again. The screening and event was described by audience members as ‘seamless’, ‘integrated’, ‘grounded’ and ‘very moving’.
Read the event report: http://windsky.com.au/the-last-goodbye-event-story/
Look at a gallery of pictures from the day: http://windsky.com.au/the-last-goodbye-photo-gallery/
Watch the film on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gNFQLorLpwM
Read the ‘Memories of War’ blog: http://www.goldmuseum.com.au/category/memories-of-war/
A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in the project, which drew in collaborators across institutions, across disciplines and across artforms. A full list of project credits and thank yous are provided on the Wind & Sky Productions ‘Memories of War’ web page.
About the Project
The Memories of War project commemorates the centenary of WW1 in Ballarat and connects young people today to events that took place a hundred years ago. Students from Federation University Australia discovered and told the stories of Ballarat people affected by the Great War. They explored the Gold Museum Ballarat WW1 collection and shared and continue to share their stories on the Ballarat Gold Museum ‘Memories of War’ Blog and in a series of local events held in 2015. A documentary film based on the research findings was produced by Wind & Sky Productions in 2015 and screened at a dedicated event at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat on Sunday 8 November 2015.
The Memories of War Film and Research Project was funded by the Australian Government Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program and the Victorian Government Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program.
The project was a collaboration between the Ballarat RSL, Federation University Australia, the Ballarat Gold Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and Wind & Sky Productions.
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