Australian Catholic University
15 mins - promotion - language: English
With a very limited remaining budget to continue what was at the time the only internationally
accredited tertiary diploma course available to refugees and migrants on the Thai-Myanmar
border, the ACU commissioned a film highlighting the importance of, and seek
funding for, the program. It was a huge success and the program continues today.
Film Brief, Budget & Credits
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.