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Bringing Our Stories Home is a series of six short films to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary. It explores the untold stories of the First World War, focusing specifically on the impact felt at home in Australia, and the lasting effects of the war that shaped a nation.
Produced and directed by some of Victoria's brightest emerging filmmakers, the series offers a surprising insight into stories that were intrinsically linked to the war but were unfolding far from the battlefields.
Combining both documentary and dramatised elements, these entertaining, revealing and moving short films explore the nature of memory, commemoration and celebration over the period of a century, and themes from food shortages to racially discriminatory soldier selection to the establishment of Luna Park.
'Doing Our Bit'
Many at home felt the need to do their bit for the war effort, and many women in particular found ways to support and encourage the troops from home in Melbourne. One such person was Miss Mulholland, who organised a bazaar selling sweets, cakes, refreshments and drapery, successfully raising £60 to erect a memorial fountain in Mordialloc to honour the memory of the soldiers serving Australia overseas.
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