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This project aims to improve dementia awareness in some of Australia’s fastest growing culturally and linguistically diverse communities through the co-production of short films and comics
Moving Pictures 2 - Life in the time of coronavirus
Welcome to the March 2020 edition of the Moving Pictures newsletter. In the three months since our last update, the Moving Pictures team has been busy interviewing Greek and Italian carers of people with dementia and key service providers working with these communities. We are now close to completing data collection, and like everyone else, are making adjustments to our plans in the face of COVID-19.
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Greek and Italian films and comics

Carlo and Tania, our Italian- and Greek-speaking research assistants, have been working hard to recruit and interview carers and service providers for Moving Pictures Italian and Greek. In Melbourne, they have been greatly assisted by CoAsIt, Fronditha, and Pronia, Whittlesea Councillor Kris Pavlidis and many more. Carlo has also travelled to Sydney and Perth to conduct interviews with help from CoAsIt in Sydney, and MYVISTA, Italian Village Fremantle, and Multicultural Services Centre WA in Western Australia.

Unfortunately, because of the COVID-19 outbreak, our plans to travel to Adelaide for Greek community interviews have had to be shelved. We are grateful to Multicultural Aged Care who were in the process of helping us to organise these. While we are a couple of participants shy of reaching our target for recruitment of Greek carers, we have made the decision to close recruitment in light of the worsening public health crisis.

The next steps will be for the team to analyse the data and develop the storylines for the films and comics. We are looking at virtual alternatives to our stakeholder consultations for the development of the storyboards. A virtual launch of the resources later in the year may also be on the cards, depending on how the situation develops.

We sincerely wish to thank all the organizations, services and individuals who have contributed to Moving Pictures. We are continuously updating the
Moving Pictures website to reflect our wonderful supporters.
 
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Vietnamese and Spanish resources

Meet the new Vietnamese characters who will feature in the Moving Pictures Vietnamese resources. Designed by Soula Montalvanos at Ooi Creative Communication.
With the Greek and Italian interviews all but completed, and the development of the resources in progress, we are looking towards beginning work on the Vietnamese and Spanish language films and comics. In the coming months, we will be hiring Vietnamese- and Spanish-speaking research assistants and beginning recruitment of carers and service providers, pending the situation with COVID-19.
 
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Meet the new Spanish characters who will feature in the Moving Pictures Spanish resources. Designed by Soula Montalvanos at Ooi Creative Communication.

Other News

NARI Researchers, including members of the Moving Pictures team, Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath and Dr Jo Antoniades, have just launched three films for service providers on best practice in cases of elder abuse in the context of dementia. You can view the films on the NARI website. Please help the research team by leaving your feedback and sharing the films with your networks.

Cultural Diversity Week

Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria’s largest celebration of cultural diversity and offers a smorgasbord of events and festivities across the state. Multicultural week is held in March every year to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Day.
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, events have been postponed. To find out more please visit the VMC website
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The initiative has been funded through the Federal Government’s Department of Health’s Dementia and Aged Care Services Research and Innovation grants. 
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