75 minutes
All Ages

Society is a mass of overlapping communities. Sometimes stories from or about the smaller communities become part of the central narrative while holding tight to authenticity. Across society there is broad encouragement for new voices and perspectives; in this discussion, creative practitioners will talk about their own identity, their experience of initiatives aimed at increasing diversity, as well as the extent to which their identity is built into their work.

Mat Kesting, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Director, Adelaide Film Festival

Dylan Coleman, academic, novelist, filmmaker, director of AFF short Secret Pretty Things and more.
Madeleine Parry, director, Hannah Gadsby: Nanette, Corey White’s Roadmap to Paradise and more.
Leela Varghese, presenter and producer, Totally Wild and Behind the News, director of AFF short Crush.
Alissar Aleid, artist, law student, youth leader in SA’s Syrian community.