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Drive Project

Drive Preview DRIVE was a film-based arts project on the North West Coast of Tasmania. It was designed to challenge young men to explore the reasons behind an epidemic of young male road fatality. It became an examination of young male cultural identity.

Over 96 young men, led by a core group of 30, took part in the 3 year process. Participants were mentored by professional filmmakers and multi-media artists to generate awareness about the issues of road fatality and identity. Over 150 interviews took place in which families, partners, sons and friends shared their stories of loss. Other stories were recorded with those whose professional life is affected by road deaths including teachers, police, firemen, paramedics, counsellors and journalists. The young men also interviewed each other about the present day issues they face and their hopes for the future.

The DRIVE project created a 55minute documentary, a photographic exhibition,an original soundtrack, 69 short films and an interactive online documentary. Across the North West coast over 400 multi media workshops, 6 skate events and 10 public presentations took place. The Drive project won the Tasmanian Community of the Year Award and a National Community Crime Prevention Award.

More information about the Drive project is available in the below pdfs.

Download the I'm only young but that’s how I will feel forever PDF - 560kb I'm only young but that’s how I will feel forever.
The Evaluation of Big hART’s Lucky Project (560kb)

Download the It’s Like Thinking With Both Sides Of Your Brain PDF - 420kb It’s Like Thinking With Both Sides Of Your Brain.
Big Hart’s LUCKY Project: An Imaginative Intervention (420kb)

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