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Rural Animation Project

Rural Animation Project (RAP) is a program devised by animator and filmmaker Cath Murphy as a creative learning and communication tool for mental health professionals and teachers of young people. In 2012, I joined the RAP creative team at the same time as working with Cath on my own multimedia work.

Youth and teachers participating in RAP work as writers, directors and animators on professional short films using a simple digital animation technique that does not require any existing skills. The process offers incidental literacy learning and a contemporary means of engagement for teachers and others working with youth.

During 2010 RAP conducted animation workshops with students and teachers attached to Berry St in Seymour, Victoria. In 2011 Strathewen Primary School completed a short animation What's Next with Rural Animation Project. The film was a finalist in the KWN International Film Festival. RAP's latest project, the animation A Family of Weddings, was made with Afghan students at the English Language School in Shepparton in 2011. The film is a contemporary exploration of arranged marriage and was made with the assistance of the Scanlon Foundation, the Ethnic Council and Berry St.

Gali Weiss & Cathy Murphy Family of Weddings

Gali Weiss & Cathy Murphy Family of Weddings

Gali Weiss & Cathy Murphy Family of Weddings

Gali Weiss & Cathy Murphy Family of Weddings

Gali Weiss & Cathy Murphy Family of Weddings

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