The lives of many Australians have been irrevocably changed and affected
by the forced adoption practices that occurred in Australia in 1940s,
50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
Appropriately, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, delivered a national apology in 2013. This year, Screencraft was tasked by the National Archives of Australia to produce a series of moving video testimonials from those affected by forced adoption practices.
Our team travelled to almost all Australian capital cities to interview courageous people who wanted to share their heartbreaking stories. This project required sensitivity as well as skill to ensure the finished product was respectful as well as impactful.
The videos are now part of the National Archives of Australia exhibition, Without Consent. The exhibition tells the story of moving experiences of heartbreak and resilience, shared by people impacted by Australia’s past adoption practices. The exhibition will be travelling to Australian capital cities over the next year.
Screencraft also produced a live webcast of the exhibition launch, which was formally opened by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard at the National Archives in Canberra.
Screencraft took on full logistical and creative management of the project, liaising with Archives staff, explaining the filming process, coordinating the logistics, booking the travel and of course executing the production and post-production of the video. See more here.