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 recently screened on NITV at 8:35pm, Sunday, March 15, 2020.
It is now available free via SBS On Demand for a short time.
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.