The Heart of the Bubble

The Heart of the Bubble

The Heart of the Bubble by Trace Balla

A story of 2020 vision set in the time of corona, by the much loved author of Rivertime, Rockhoping and Landing With Wings. A touching tale of a families awakening to what really matters.

 

This is the story of a family’s unexpected reconnection during the corona pandemic “lockdown”. The young girl Bimbi leads her parents from isolation to gradually adjust and reconnect with her, each other, neighbours and the outdoors… to slow down and rediscover what really matters. Bimbi manages to create a sense of community with her neighbours and those she sees regularly on their walks in the parklands. The story is filled with humour as well as poignant moments portrayed in a gentle way. There is also a sense of hope as a portrayal of how they come out the other side of the pandemic, changed to a new way of being

Te Rito Toi

Te Rito Toi

Te Rito Toi helps teachers work with children when they first return to school following major traumatic or life changing events.

AT THE HEART OF TE RITO TOI is the understanding that schools must not just prepare students for the future but they also need to help them make sense of the present. After disasters and crises, schools must as a first priority help learners safely explore the changed world in which they live.

“The arts are the bridge to a better future.”
The stories, concerns and questions they have must be addressed in classrooms. Teachers must lead learners to engage with possibility, to reimagine a better world. Based on international research that confirms the central role of the arts in meaning making and the renewing of hope, Te Rito Toi positions the arts at the centre of children’s return to schooling after disaster and crises.

Grounded in Papatūānuku, Te Rito Toi is at the centre and soul of healing, for even amongst the chaos of seasonal transitions, elemental effects and changes, Te Rito remains strong as the heart of the kōrari (harakeke).

-Professor Peter O’Connor

Creativity in Recovery

Creativity in Recovery

This heartwarming grassroots documentary highlights the powerful effect of how creativity & community spirit can be harnessed to achieve healing, transformation & recovery from trauma, natural disaster & all things that knock us sideways.
Girringun Portraits

Girringun Portraits

Girringun Portraits

Girringun Portraits – Resilience after Yasi is a film documentary highlighting the understanding of community resilience and preparedness and reconciliation from the perspective of the nine indigenous tribes of the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation, in the Cassowary Coast region in Far North Queensland. Fiona Croft mentored emerging indigenous artist, Debra Murray to develop a photographic/story exhibition and this documentary film.

The Wind Phone

The Wind Phone

The Wind Phone

Otsuchi is a town that was decimated in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that tore through Japan. The entire area caved in within 30 minutes and 10 percent of the town’s population was killed. But one year before the disaster, Itaru Sasaki installed the phone booth in his garden to help himself move past the death of his cousin. “Because my thoughts couldn’t be relayed over a regular phone line,” Sasaki told This American Life in September. “I wanted them to be carried on the wind.”

The booth has since become the “wind phone” and has become a sort of pilgrimage for those dealing with the death of a loved one. 

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