Personal Stories: Making a Difference
Genevieve relates her journey of making inclusive films on people with disabilities, where they are included in the film production as opposed to simply being filmed by others. She found that the perseverance of taking things one step at a time has helped her overcome the many obstacles she faced in making films outside of the mainstream media. She also remarks that we must not do things for an award; an award is simply a reward for a work well done.
Chris asks, “Why is alcohol so important in our culture?” His website, Hello Sunday Morning, aims to speak to young people everywhere about the culture of binge drinking by creating an online space to assist people in sharing the benefits of full, fun and happy lives without drinking. Chris remarks that we cannot rely on external objects, such as alcohol, for our inner confidence. In the running of a social enterprise, relationships are most vital. Having mentors and a team complement one’s abilities to bring about success.
- Genevieve Clay-Smith, Young Social Pioneer; Co-founder, Bus Stop Films, Australia
- Chris Raine, Young Social Pioneer; Founder, Hello Sunday Morning, Australia
- Mr Benson Saulo, National Director, National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy, Australia
WORDS BY “MYSTERY BLOGGER” WAI CHEONG KOK