WHAT DEFINES YOU?
Is it your family, your career, your grades, or something else?
What if something happened that society categorised as the defining moment of your life? How would you prove that you were a survivor rather than a victim?
That is what we are looking to explore in ‘What Defines Us?’
This will be a short documentary, directed by a young female filmmaker that will explore how sexual assault survivors cope with the stigma of their assault while exploring their everyday life and achievements, attempting to prove that they are more than their assault and that they are not broken because of it.
This documentary will be driven by the people involved, four women with different experiences and upbringings have agreed to put their heart on their sleeves and share their stories in hope to empower other sexual assault survivors.
However, this could not be possible without your help!
Two of our incredible woman reside in Tasmania and our crew is based in Melbourne, so in order to have them apart of this documentary, we need to travel there.
This is where the majority of the funds raised here will go.
The rest of the money will help pay for catering, petrol and equipment needed to make the film, as well as fees that GoFundMe charges and additional expenses that may come up when we travel.
As a crew, we have also agreed that any money we don’t use or if we surpass our goal, we will donate this directly to the Full Stop Foundation* which is a charity that provides counselling services for those who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence and their non-offending supporters.
About the Director:
Hannah Jane Maybury is a film student at JMC Academy and is in her final year. She is passionate about art, feminism and making her own clothes. Her previous work includes ‘A Female Aesthetic’ which was nominated for Best Documentary in JMC’s Martini Awards in 2017. She was inspired to explore this topic when a friend shared their story with her, she was moved and empowered by the strength that this person showed. She looks forward to making this documentary and appreciates any contribution you can make.
*Disclaimer: In no way is ‘What Defines Us?’ or anyone working on this film affiliated with the Full Stop Foundation or any of its partners*
- Chris Anagnostou
- Chris Love