The Humanitarian Group
The Humanitarian Group’s video was produced to tell positive stories of refugees in Australia. The video is a heartwarming story of an Eritrean/Ethiopian family who have made Australia their home.
This project was developed as part of a mentorship program through Project Connect in partnership with UWA. The purpose of the program was to connect students from UWA with businesses to support Not for Profit organisation’s. In our case we chose to work with the Humanitarian Group, a local legal aid practice. The Humanitarian Group focuses on empowering vulnerable people by providing professional and accessible migration assistance, legal advice and education.
Our two mentees – Flora Boogart and Michael Loreck from UWA – partnered with Media on Mars to create a pro bono video that captures the experience of a refugee family settling into WA life. The story centres around the 17 year old son of an Eritrean/Ethiopian family who shares his hopes for his mother, sister, brother and his own career.
Lots of people very kindly donated their time for this project.
Special thanks to the family for their participation: Almas, Tamene, Henock, Laert and Alex; and the Production Team: David Rapsey, John Maloney, Peter Worland and Flora Boogart.
Please share this video through your networks as it is a great way to spread the positive stories of refugees in Australia.