Client: Inner North West Primary Care Partnership

Project Date: Oct 2016 – Mar 2017

About the Project:

“Walk With Us” is a short film made by Storyscape and How Far Films and commissioned by the Inner North West Primary Care Partnership (INWPCP). The film aims to encourage mainstream community/health organisations to be more culturally inclusive, so that more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people access their services.

The film follows Jedda, a young Aboriginal woman, on her journey in finding out from her Elders why there is a health gap and what she could possibly do about it. Through her interviews with people at the Aborigines Advancement League, Diabetes Victoria and the City of Darebin (local council) we learn about all the things organisations need to be considering and doing. We learn about the importance of the physical environment (having acknowledgements, flags, artwork), the need to attract and retain more Aboriginal employees, having more Aboriginal people represented in leadership positions, as well as changes in attitudes and beliefs.

This film formed part of the Working in Two Worlds initiative that was a 2018 winner of a Reconciliation Victoria HART Award in the Changing the Way We Work category.