Australian Catholic University
CLIENT - Australian Catholic University
BUDGET RANGE - US$10-15,000
DURATION - 15min
GENRE - Information & Promotion
DIRECTED, SCRIPTED, FILMED & EDITED - Timothy Syrota
Film to be shown to potential donors evidencing the impact and importance of funding, as well as encouraging further support, for the ACU's tertiary diploma program on the Thai-Myanmar border.
THE DIRECTOR'S GUFF
When approached about making this film, the Australian Catholic University did not have the funding to continue their two year diploma course on the Thai-Myanmar border for a further cycle of the program. It was the only internationally accredited / recognised education available to the thousands of refugee and migrant students along the border and as such provided a very real stepping stone to university entrance or meaningful employment, often with an international organisation. The teaching staff – ACU lecturers – were committed volunteers, working both remotely and with face-to-face intensive tuition. The application and dedication of students, who often worked full time as well as studying, was similarly inspiring. Consequently, and in short, it was a pleasure to make a film which was ultimately used for many years to help the ACU secure funding and promote their very meaningful work on the border.