Living with disaster - digital stories

‘Living with Disaster’ was developed as part of the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security, and aims to provide young people from a variety of communities the chance to tell their own stories of how disasters have affected them, their families and communities.

Facilitated by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the project began in December 2008 with stories contained in this resource from young people involved in flooding near Newcastle NSW in 2007and then included stories from those affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria. This resource, Living with Disaster- Digital Stories 01, contains stories about those young people affected by Newcastle floods in 2007 and Black Saturday bushfire in 2009. The Living with Disaster – Digital Stories 02 presents the stories of yound people affected by the severe storm at Lennox Head and Ballina in 2010.