In My Own Words Film
In My Own Words is an uplifting documentary on the work of the Literacy for Life Foundation, directed by award-winning filmmaker Erica Glynn.
The film has previously screened on SBS and NITV and is available to watch free via SBS On Demand.
ATOM has produced an accompanying Study Guide available via direct download.
The film won the national category of Best Documentary Programme (2018) at the Asian Academy Creative Awards and was nominated for a prestigious 2017 AACTA Award (Best Documentary Television Production). It premiered at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival, receiving critical acclaim.
Glynn embedded herself in a Literacy for Life Foundation class running in the small New South Wales town of Brewarrina.
The audience gets to watch on as a group of Aboriginal adults pick up pen and paper for the first time and begin to learn to read and write.
It is a heart warming story that shows what is possible through lifting literacy.