I made this film back in 2006 as part of a show down in the Latrobe Valley as part of the commonwealth games cultural festival. To make the film I interviewed a number of YOGA members and other former residents of the town (whom, I'm sure, some of you will recognise) and then worked with the kids at the Yallourn North Primary school to animate their stories.
I loved this animation! So original and does really capture the essence of the town and its people. Such a great idea to set the animation to people's memories. The bit about going back to the town after all the houses had been removed and seeing the flowers in the remains of the garden made me cry. Judy.
Hi Judy...thanks for your comments and feedback - always good to receive. Dave Jones, the animator, is very clever and had it not been for his foresight and ingenuity, this website would not be up and running today. He still remains very much in the background although he has moved on to bigger and better things....Julie