Glarinda Andre from Live & Learn Vanuatu joined with students, faculty and film-makers from the Western Sydney University School of Humanities and Communications Arts for the debut screening of two short films made by students at the university Documentary Media Day.
The two films were Helti Fuja (15 min), directed by Farhan Bilgrami (3rd Year Media Arts and Production), and Tasi Vanua (15 min), directed by Amy Xu (3rd Year Media Arts and Production). Both films were produced by a group of 10 Media Arts & Production students who spent several weeks in Vanuatu during July 2018 to create the documentaries.
“It was wonderful to have Glarinda here for the debut screening. We had an audience of staff, students, award-winning film-makers and parents. After Glarinda’s beautiful response to the film there was not a dry eye in the room,” said Dr. Tanya Notley, a senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts.
After some final editing and screening of the films in Vanuatu they will be available on Youtube in a few weeks. The students described their experienced of living and working with the communities supported by Live & Learn Vanuatu as “Life changing” and have been inspired by the work done in the communities and plan to continue to work with Live & Learn Vanuatu in the future.