Big Stories Small Towns is an evolving multiplatform documentary project launched in 2008.
Big Stories features collaborations between small town communities and filmmakers in residence. The project is shaped through extensive local consultation and participation to create stories made by both filmmakers and community members - full of love, humour, family and belonging.
Big Stories focuses on those caring for and creating their own community. From the Longriders in Murray Bridge, the Ngarrindjeri community of Raukkan on the shores of Lake Alexandrina, the Men’s Shed in Port Augusta to the Tampuon people of Banlung on the edge of the jungle in Northern Cambodia, Big Stories aims to connect local stories to build a diverse and inspiring global portrait of country life.
We work with small communities and talented, passionate filmmakers who share our values and vision. If you'd like to be a part of the project please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Stories is financed in association with Media Resource Centre, the South Australian Film Corporation, Strathewen Community Renewal Association and Country Arts SA. Financed with assistance of Screen Australia's National Documentary Program. Big Stories Co. acknowledges the support of Screen Australia's Enterprise Asia Program.
"Every community has a living memory, an awareness of a collective identity woven of a thousand stories"Joe Lambert, Founder, Centre for Digital Storytelling