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Intervention


Long form documentary

Broadcast: ABC-TV, NITV

Cinematic Premiere: Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

"Essential viewing for the on-the-ground truth about the Federal Intervention"

Chloe Hooper (author of Tall Man)

BRIEF:

Intervention began life as a piece of independent academic research into the NTER spearheaded by Curtin University and supported by Caritas and Oxfam, however it soon grew into a fully fledged documentary project.

APPROACH:

The idea was to survey 40 town camp residents living under the Intervention as to the effects on their lives whether positive or negative.

OUTCOMES:

Intervention was the highest rating episode of ABC-TV's Message Stick timeslot, 2009 with an estimated 400,000 viewers tuning in. It's cinematic premiere at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival in Melbourne played to a sold out house and it garnered a DAF award. Most importantly it presented the thoughts and feelings of those the Intervention affected to a broad audience, and one the government of the day could not ignore.

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