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Can Art Stop A Bullet: William Kelly’s Big Picture.

Can art stop a bullet?


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  • DIRECTOR Mark Street

  • PRODUCER Fiona Cochrane



This documentary investigates the role of art and artists in their stand against violence and war.
The documentary will reflect on the fact that we continue to make the same bad judgements over and over when we enter wars and highlight the points of view of artists who have taken a stand and presented a more human, alternative view.

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68.10% funded
  • $50,000.00

  • $34,050.00

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Anonymous $100.00
Sue Wareham $100.00
Margaret Rowell $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Karin Altmann $200.00

Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

This documentary aims to contribute to a discussion about world peace that may help to reduce the possibility of further wars in the world, as well as demonstrating a range of wonderful artworks about peace from around the globe which relate to William Kelly's monumental creation "Peace or War - the Big Picture".


What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

This documentary aims to raise awareness and inspire change - supporting peaceful resolutions to international disputes instead of wars - as well as telling William Kelly's story and showing the iconic artworks from around the world that have influenced him and others who are striving for peace. This is a “big-picture” project.


What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

This documentary aims to raise awareness and inspire change - supporting peaceful resolutions to international disputes instead of wars - as well as telling William Kelly's story and displaying iconic art relating to peace from around the world.


How will this documentary achieve its outcomes?

We will screen the documentary via many distribution channels – free-to-air television, cable channels, film festivals and Cinema-on-demand theatrical screenings, DVD distribution and streaming via educational outlets to schools and universities.


How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

We also aim to work with a number of organisations who work in the area - such as ICAN, MAPW (Medical Association for the Prevention of War), IPPNW, IPRA, World Beyond War, Global Campaign for Peace Education, International Association of Peace Museums etc, as mentioned above. Some of these connections have already been made, such as with ICAN and MAPW. All of these groups have large databases and can utilize and promote the documentary more widely than we could ever do on our own.
We will also have the documentary screened at festivals, by Cinema-on-demand via FanForce movie screening service, in schools and universities around the world, and also on television via our UK international distributor.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

Philanthropists want to make a difference, both within Australia and internationally. We invite you to join our family of advocates for peace and humanity and against war around the world. We believe it is one of the most vital subjects of the moment.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

Developing contacts and relationships will be a significant part of our job, both initially in fundraising and later with distribution of the documentary. There are also film festivals internationally that focus on the subject of Peace, and these would be highly likely to screen and promote the film once it is completed.
We will also have our own website for the documentary and additional educational material will be available there for high school students, tertiary students, and other institutions or organizations who may have an interest in the subject. Wide and diverse distribution is the key.