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Life After The Oasis

Life After The Oasis - ten years later.

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Impact areas

HEALTH & WELLBEING

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Sascha Ettinger Epstein

  • PRODUCER Ian Darling, Mary Macrae

Synopsis

DURATION: 84 MINUTES

In 2008, feature documentary, The Oasis, shocked Australia with its gritty insight into the lives of homeless teens at a notorious youth refuge in inner-city Sydney. An outpouring of social and political goodwill followed, with the then Prime Minister pledging to halve homelessness by 2020. A decade later, with social inequality and homelessness worse than ever, the original participants reveal where their lives have taken them.

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  • $100,000.00

    FUNDING GOAL
  • $250,000.00

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  • December 2018

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

This film celebrates the strength of the human spirit and the prospect that lives can change, even after long, hard years in darkness. It also questions the direction contemporary Australian society is taking, and where the failure to invest in young vulnerable Australians will lead us.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

Just as our original film THE OASIS brought issues of youth homelessness in inner city Sydney into the social and political consciousness, so too will this project provide a strong commentary on these social issues. The issue of youth homelessness has progressively slid off the political agenda in the last 8 years. This "10 Years Later" film aims to re-ignite debate and catalyse the necessary changes at both grassroots and political levels.

Outcomes

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

Just as our original film THE OASIS brought issues of youth homelessness in inner city Sydney into the social and political consciousness, so too will this project provide a strong commentary on these social issues. The issue of youth homelessness has progressively slid off the political agenda in the last 8 years. This "10 Years Later" film aims to re-ignite debate and catalyse the necessary changes at both grassroots and political levels. It will be well aligned with the aims and aspirations of various philanthropic foundations in attempting to improve the lives of Australia’s most vulnerable children.

Stakeholders

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

A national strategy to be devised as collaborator and partnerships are built, to include:
- Targeted national broadcast, engaging community discussion in online platforms
- Launch a National Education and Outreach Campaign during Youth Week 2018 in partnership with philanthropic foundations, schools and community which includes the following elements:
- National Curriculum Resource Package with THE OASIS - 10 YEARS LATER cross-curricula linked to English, PDHPE, Civics and Citizenship, Family and Community Studies in partnership with Cool Australia, Foundation for Young Australians and other community, philanthropic, education partners. This includes professional development learning materials and modules for teachers and social activation tools for students.
- Youth Ambassador Program, to offer the opportunity for young people have turned their lives around to represent the new film at community and school screenings
- Peer to peer online social media engagement

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

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

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Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

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