Screening and Q&A with the Ari Project

Photo of The Story of Ari. Photo credit: Andrew Lee.
Tuesday 22 February 2022

The Ari Project team invites you to an exclusive screening of 'The Story of Ari' followed by a Q & A session with our casting crew and production team.

Supported by the Freilich Project, The Story of Ari is a story about a Korean diasporic woman who has experienced domestic and family violence in Australia. The project investigators (Hyein Cho and Jun Bin) worked closely with Victoria-based creatives to transform the narrative of Ari (a pseudonym) into a three-part short film series to highlight her lived experience of DFV in Australia. The first part of this series uses animation to capture Ari's migration to Australia. The second part focuses on her lived experience of DFV and is presented as a music video. The final part uses a dance video to encapsulate how Ari navigated her post-crisis journey. The series is produced in Korean and has English and Chinese subtitles.

The aim of this project is to highlight Ari's resilience, capacity and agency, as manifested in her narrative, and to defeat the common stereotypes towards Korean victim-survivors that exist within the broader Australian society. We expect this project to shed new light on the little-recognised issues of DFV within the Korean diasporic communities and intend to make the digital resources available to the public for free to be used as training and educational materials by practitioners, policy makers and educators.

This event was held Thursday, 10 March 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (in Korean) and 1:00 p.m. (in English) – AEST time zone (GMT+10:00)
Venue: Zoom
Sponsors: Creative Victoria and the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry at the Australian National University

Find out more about the Ari Project on their website.

Read more on the project here.

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Updated:  6 May 2022/Responsible Officer:  Freilich Project/Page Contact:  Herbert & Valmae Freilich Project