Fact or Faction 2021 – Breaking Barriers
17 August at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Join us as we take you on a journey with unique experiences of the lives of those tackling cultural and social barriers in their day to day lives. We take a look into technology and how this ever-growing industry has both helped and hindered these individual’s journeys raising awareness around social inclusion.
Ben has lived an action-packed life. He’s worked on drill rigs, walked the Bibbulman Track and has served Australia in the Defence Forces. His zest for life took a fall, literally, with Ben hitting rock bottom physically, mentally and emotionally.
In 2007 Ben survived a 10-metre fall that left him a quadriplegic and in the years since he has gone on to rebuild his life. Founder of 30 Foot Drop and passionate advocate for the disability community, Ben relishes the challenge and opportunities presented by our rapidly changing society.
Recently his innovative approach to life earned him recognition in the 40under40 awards as one of the state’s leading entrepreneurs and business leaders under the age of 40.
Colin was born to migrant parents from Jamaica, and spent his childhood and teen years in London. He has been living in Perth for the past 14 years, where he supports businesses to retain, support, and empower employees from culturally diverse backgrounds through his consultancy, Eleven Consulting. He also works for the Education Department as a youth support worker at a local high school in Perth.
Colin Archibald shares his experience of growing up in 1980s London as a young black man, moving to Australia and his connections with how technology has both hindered and helped his experiences in his journey to shed’s light on racism, leadership, and the importance of embracing who you are.
Poppy Treloar a young creative local to Capel with a passion for film production. She has worked on many creative and commercial short films and finds the medium an amazing way for people to express their ideas and communicate with others.
Film has always been an integral part of Poppy’s life, with her award-winning short film Sandbox, and Sell Out – tackling social issues.
The intricate psychological struggle of the protagonist who is conflicted with her past and present self. Seeing the world through her eyes, we watch as she confronts her agoraphobia and the intense emotions that come with it.
We are constantly told we need to be better, but by who? ‘Sell Out’ is about the pressure to obsess over beauty and perfection and exposing how capitalism profits off our insecurities.
Free, all ages event.
Thank you to our event partner;
Capel Golf Club