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Creators for Change: OCEAN 12

ShareSomeGood is part of an international “Creators for Change” campaign supported by YouTube and its parent company Google. We will be showcasing the first series of films from this campaign over the coming months.

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Worrying statistics

Sixty percent of Australian adults report experiencing some form of online abuse in their lifetime. Twenty-five percent have been threatened online with physical violence, and almost eighteen percent have experienced race-based offensive or degrading messages and comments online.

These worrying research findings by RMIT and La Trobe University have inspired a new campaign to combat online abuse. ShareSomeGood is part of an international “Creators for Change” campaign supported by YouTube and its parent company Google.

Young Aussie filmmakers answer the call

Campaign coordinators put a callout to young Australian filmmakers from all backgrounds to share their visions and ideas on how best to combat the anger being seen and heard on the internet.

Fifteen contributions were short-listed to kickstart the ShareSomeGood campaign. The first set of videos came from NSW, with most of them made in Sydney, but next time YouTube wants to hear from filmmakers from everywhere.

This month we are featuring Ocean 12, a documentary by Georgia Quinn about a cricket team of Sri Lankan asylum seekers - so named because most came by boat in 2012. Quinn states this documentary, “show(s) that if there's one place Australians and Sri Lankans can have a level playing field, it's quite literally the cricket pitch.”

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