Protection

Feature Film
Directed by Phillip Crawford
Produced by Beyond Empathy Films
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A feature length film made collaboratively with children from public housing areas in the Illawarra. Protection uses a unique blend of film and animation to tell stories about childhood. It is inspired by the lives and experiences of the film’s adventurous and often hilarious young cast.

There’s a re-telling of Goldilocks – featuring a display home and a big, bad real estate agent. There’s witches, parties and billy cart derbies, and a lovely wedding to an imaginary prince. And there are also stories of bullying and racism, death and grief and facing up to your fears and mistakes.

These are stories told by kids from their perspective making Protection a celebration of childhood and a tribute to the resilience of children.

Beyond Empathy is a not-for-profit organisation with the catch cry: “We love art and we hate disadvantage!”

Image credit:  Emma Korhonen, Beyond Empathy