This Story aims to connect people through the telling of stories. Not the sensationalised or heavily scripted stories flooding our televisions and social media newsfeeds, but the true, heartfelt stories of the ordinary men and women who have shaped our great nation throughout their extraordinary lives.
We delve into the past in order to to create a living history for future generations.
The project commences with our incredible WWII Veterans.
Our Veterans talk of their time throughout the World War II conflict. But don’t be fooled into thinking these are simply a collection of war stories. There is so much more to their tales.
Behind the smiles and stoic personas are the stories that shaped their lives and the lives of their families. Our veterans talk of love, of loss, of adventure and lessons learned in life. At the very core of these stories common themes around our basic need for human connection are highlighted.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is the case, these videos are worth a million. The twinkle in their eyes, the emotion in their voices, the moments of quiet reflection, the laughter… but most of all the humility in which the veterans share their compelling stories will leave you wanting to hear more.
By capturing these vitally important stories we can ensure that their legacies will live on and we will have a ongoing reminder of their bravery and their sacrifice. We have the opportunity to learn from the wisdom they share.
With the veterans now aged in their late 90’s and beyond, there is a real sense of urgency to collect as many stories as we possibly can or we risk losing the opportunity forever.
We hope the videos will increase the honour and reverance the community holds towards our Veterans, increasing the numbers who attend commemorative events and the support and resources directed towards our service men and women.
We are seeking to connect with WWII Veterans who may be interested in being interviewed. Our interviews have no particular agenda. We prefer to let the Veterans tell their stories in their words. Interviews are unintrusive with typically a 2 person crew and are conducted with integrity, respect and compassion. We welcome a loved one or support person to stay with the Veteran during filming.
If you know a WWII Veteran who would like to have their story heard, please contact us on 07 3184 7552 or email email@example.com.
We rely on your donations to keep our work going, so please head to our donations page and be a part of this fantastic initiative.
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