QRRRWN’s Who’s Gonna Do It For You? project was funded by FRRR and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation to showcase resilience during times of drought. Families and communities living in regional Queensland created home videos to be published on dedicated youtube and facebook pages.
Built on the recognition that keys to resilience are creative thinking, collaboration between the generations across a community, working with others this project showcased those aspects of drought impacted communities and families. Teams made videos that spoke of drought, ways of coping, resilience and strength and, most importantly, shared their personal stories of supporting each other.
A flood of videos were submitted from teams including primary schools, organisations, volunteers, families and high school students – all sharing their unique version of resilience.
“There is a huge power in reflecting on, and sharing, our experiences and sharing stories about both the good times and the bad.” Alison Mobbs, QRRRRWN President said.
“We might forget that our experience, shared, can benefit others. I heard some wonderful stories about videos being screened for schools and pre-schools in regional towns and having the interactive display available for conference participants enriched the conference tremendously.”
The winning video ‘Hope and Hair’ was a serious yet light-hearted take about not being able to wash your hair when there is little water and what you have is dirty. The video showed grace and courage in the face of extreme conditions for the Bradshaw family. Kate Bradshaw, with daughters Lily and Ruby, came to the conference after being chosen in the top five, driving over 1000klms to Biloela. Winning a state of the art iPad, the girls were ecstatic. Their video was cheered by the audience. It also brought a few tears.
Watch the winning video
“Hope & Hair” by Ruby, Kate and Lily Bradshaw – winners of the “Who’s Gonna Do it for You?” video project.