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The Leunig Fragments

Celebrating the connection between the arts, humanities and a healthy community

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Impact areas

ARTS

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Kasimir Burgess

  • PRODUCER Philippa Campey

Synopsis

DURATION: 97 MINUTES

An entertaining and revealing documentary portrait of Michael Leunig: Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher, poet, and playful provocateur.

Michael Leunig is best known for his whimsical quivering-line cartoons that have appeared in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald over several decades. His delightful characters –The Duck, Mr Curly and Vasco Pyjama – have entertained the nation, but he's also been the target of considerable criticism. In this entertaining documentary, the man behind the pen talks candidly about his life and work.

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  • $80,080.00

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

In an age of individualisation and fragmentation, highlighting the importance of citizens’ engagement is urgent. Leunig is an iconic Australian artist, political cartoonist and philosopher - and is therefore a kind of short-hand for the nexus of art, political engagement and health. The role of artists and the arts industry is increasingly relevant in the pursuit of good health and a good society. Because of Leunig’s recent health scare and the film’s reflections on life, mortality and the human condition, the film will help raise awareness about ageing, mental health and social well being.

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

“If this film could be meaningful to a child, ignite their imagination or expand their world view I’d be very pleased” - Michael Leunig

Outcomes

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

Our social impact plan is currently in development. We will be focusing on three main aspects:
• Freedom of Expression
• Education + Self-Reflection
• Mindfulness + Wonder

Stakeholders

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

Our social impact plan is in development, to be released soon.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

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

Our social impact plan is in development, to be released soon.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

Our social impact plan is in development, to be released soon.

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