The Stolen Generation was and still is a dark chapter in this nation’s history. The trauma from the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families was felt far and wide — and decades later, Indigenous Australians are still feeling the impact.
Over a third of Indigenous Australians are descendants of the Stolen Generation. They experience adversity in the form of chronic health issues, economic and social disadvantage as symptoms of intergenerational trauma. As a way to help break the cycle, we worked closely with the Healing Foundation to create a moving educational video and open eyes.
With such a sensitive topic, this was as much about respect as it was about education. So we found a way to create a motion graphic that told the story of trauma in a compelling and compassionate way. Centred around the graphic device of beating hearts, and narrated by iconic talent and Aboriginal elder, Uncle Jack Charles, the result was a moving, beautiful piece with deep insight into generations of hurt.
The more that people know about intergenerational trauma and its lasting impact, the more we can begin to help heal as a nation. Small, yet very important steps.
|2019 AGDA Finalist, Design For Good category|
|2019 BADC Gold Winner, Animation|
Over a third of Indigenous Australians are descendants of the Stolen Generation.
With such a sensitive topic, this was as much about respect as it was about education.