In Australia, limited awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds often results in delayed diagnosis, poorer prognosis, and a higher burden of care on families and health systems.
Moving Pictures, an innovative multi-media project, aims to change this through the production of short films co-produced with people from CALD backgrounds. The Moving Pictures team has so far produced 15 short films with Hindi-, Tamil-, Mandarin-, Cantonese- and Arabic-speaking communities. For each language, there are three films: Detection and Diagnosis, Navigating Care, and the Carer Journey. The Moving Pictures films are based on the stories and lived experiences of carers of people living with dementia, and the expert views of key service providers. In the next phase of the project, Moving Pictures II, we are working with the Greek-, Spanish-, Italian-, and Vietnamese-speaking communities to co-produce an additional 12 films which will be completed by the end of 2020.
In addition to the short films, the team has developed comics to complement the films. The Moving Pictures comics are available on-line, but can also be ordered free of charge directly from the Moving Pictures website using the order form.
Moving Pictures is a collaboration between the National Ageing Research Institute and Curtin University The project is guided by dementia and multicultural peak bodies, community groups, relevant health, community and aged care services as well as consumers. To learn more about the Moving Pictures supporters, click here.
Moving Pictures is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Department of Health The Dementia and Aged Care Service (DACS) initiative.