U&Me Project

MCCI is currently on the look-out for young people who would like to participate in our amazing U&Me Project, in partnership with Why Documentaries.

U&Me is an on-line documentary series that tells positive and uplifting stories of authentic friendships between people who are from different cultural backgrounds. In doing so, it seeks to celebrate all that is good about a multicultural and diverse society, through the uplifting and positive lens of friendship.

Five initial short films were launched on Harmony Day 2017 and we are currently looking for ‘talent’ to feature in a number of new stories with a focus young people. The project has been recently shortlisted as a finalist for the ‘Racism it Stops With Me’ Australian Human Rights Commission Awards 2017.

You can view the 5 stories we have already done here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-NyDahtHoa2chmQviDDOLw/videos

Do you know a young person who has an amazing friendship story to tell?

If you know a young person who might be interested in telling their unique friendship story, we would love to hear from you.

What are we looking for?

  • Stories of authentic friendships between young people (15-25) of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Young people who are happy to tell their story and share their friendship on film, and ultimately have this film shared online via the U&Me website (uandme.com.au) & You Tube Channel and social media
  • Note that parental consent is required for any young person under 18

We’d really appreciate your help by sharing this opportunity with young people who you may be working with.

The next step if you know someone interested,

  1. Either you or the young person can send us short summary of the two friends. Who are they? Where are they from? How did they become friends? What is special about their friendship?
  2. Please let us know the ages of the people involved
  3. Send us your and their contact details so we can arrange an initial interview and catch up to talk about their story and see whether there’s a U&Me story to tell.

The contact point for this work is our Youth Coordinator, Allyson Pazos: allyson@mcci.org.au  or you can reach Allyson by phone on 42297566.

Thanks everyone, there’s thousands of stories out there to tell…. and we hope you can help us find some.

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