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Dandelions

'I was a pest, nothing but a weed. When the darkness found me, like the spurs of a dandelion, I would leave my body...'

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Impact areas

ARTS

HEALTH & WELLBEING

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

WOMEN & GIRLS

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Ginene Humphrey

  • PRODUCER Joel Kishinevsky

Synopsis

DURATION: 90 MINUTES

Part of a doctorate via Griffith University, this brave and gritty film is set to powerfully impact the global epidemic of child abuse. 'Dandelions' is a rare Autobiographical Documentary Feature geared to show the truth about what it is really like for adult survivors of Child abuse, neglect & abandonment (foster homes). Through Ginene Humphrey’s own family’s story, it aims to trigger serious discussion into the long-term realities (Emotional, mental, physical and spiritual) faced by often ‘-silenced’ survivors, its effect upon families and thus society as a whole. Highly creatively it exposes what it's like to survive, forget and then return home years later, to face intrafamilial trauma. All expressed from the heart with her own artwork/graphics/semi-animation weaved throughout and balanced with a dollop of dark humour.

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11.33% funded
  • $20,000.00

    FUNDING GOAL
  • $2,265.00

    FUNDS RAISED
  • July 2019

    PROJECT ENDS
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Donations

$2,265.00

Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

Child abuse is a globally rife epidemic. For the first time in documentary form we are uniquely led into the private world of what it is truly like to live as an adult survivor of child abuse and neglect. This film offers never before seen insights into what is its long-term effects and realities. How it frighteningly passes through an entire lineage until addressed.
‘I am beginning to believe that when it comes to abuse left untreated, we will do one of two things. Abuse others in some shape or form, or ourselves.’ Dandelions Transcript – 2011.
I feel my story represents millions. There are so many survivors out there still wandering around silent and in pain, as I had been. My goal, my craft, my job, has been to attempt to honestly represent my experience through creative storytelling, heart and a measure of dark humour for balance.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

Child abuse and neglect is an inadequately addressed social problem worldwide. Perhaps ‘Dandelions’ can obtain more accessibility by privately entering people's homes, minds and hearts – opening closed doors - to reach both closeted survivors who can not reach out, and also provide insight for family members around them. Firstly however, the film will be submitted into all suitable International Documentary Festivals.

Outcomes

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

Through my doctorate I am required to complete my film and also specifics, such as: A published paper, public screenings and critical review. I intend to release it internationally via festivals, approaching broadcasters, and suitable educational bodies.

Stakeholders

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

KNIGHTLAMP www.knightlamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/Knightlamp
http://knightlamp.com/books
DEBBRA SCHEMBRI [Holistic Educator and Healer] https://www.facebook.com/debbra.schembri
MARIA DELANEY
www.socialchangeagency.com.au
www.awe.asn.au

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

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

TBC

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

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