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We Are Moving Stories Interviews Jo-Anne Brechin

We Are Moving Stories sits down with director, Jo-Anne Brechin, ahead of her short documentary, One Shot, screening at Flickerfest.

Q: Congratulations! Why did you make your film?

Answer: When I heard about a boy who had qualified for the state athletics carnival while competing in his black school shoes, I knew it was time to ready my camera. His story speaks not only to personal triumph, but to unbreakable community spirit. This is a story close to my heart and one that had to be told.

Q: How do personal and universal themes work in your film?

Answer: One Shot reminds us that in communities and classrooms all across the country, people are welcomed with open arms and kind hearts, no matter their background, language or skin colour. This is a film about new beginnings and the power of the human spirit. It is a story with big heart, big hopes and the spirit of a truly multicultural Australia.

As Muhumuza’s father reminds us “This is a blessed country”.

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