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The Ride SA Screening Tour: COMPLETE

on Tuesday, 28 October 2014. Posted in Events

South Australia

The Ride SA Screening Tour: COMPLETE

The Ride SA Screening Tour is now complete, and what a fantastic journey it has been!

We’ve travelled for just under four weeks around SA, visiting 22 communities - to a combined audience of over 1,500 people.

Our final screening took place on Sunday in Adelaide with Robbi Williams from the Julia Farr Group speaking prior to the film. BINSA also organised drinks and nibbles after the screening to celebrate the end of the tour.

From here we’ll be looking for opportunities to tour either the rest of SA or other parts of Australia, to continue sharing ‘The Ride’ with as many people as possible. Hopefully we’ll secure the same level of support that we had last year in WA, and this year, here in SA, from our major sponsor, the Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund and the SA community in general – without your support this simply wouldn’t have been possible.

We hope that you’ll continue to follow our journey, and ‘Thank You’ once again for coming along for The Ride!

 

We are over halfway through the tour!

on Thursday, 16 October 2014. Posted in Events

South Australia

It’s gone quickly and we are halfway through our tour! So far we have screened the film in Murray Bridge, Victor, Goolwa, Strath, Tailem Bend, Kingston, Robe, Penola, Mt Gambier, Millicent, Naracoorte and Bordertown. In each town we receive incredibly warm receptions from the audience – we love it! Plus the country hospitality offered to us makes us smile!! So many people have supported the tour and us. It’s dangerous to single people out for fear we may miss someone, but we’ll give it a go!

Firstly, thanks to the passionate people who work for Disability SA – Brad (Murray Bridge), Carol (Victor) and Nikki (the South East). If I were disabled I imagine I’d feel great comfort knowing I had people like these in my corner… The SES and the RSL in Victor, who are completely community minded people… The fiery ladies at the Tailem Bend Community Centre who get things done and are so active within their town…. Thanks to Scott and Craig in Kingston, a community that has recently been affected by a spinal injury, for taking a ball and running with it. Plus the gift of THE BIGGEST CRAYFISH you have ever seen!!!!  Then there are the ladies who work with the council in Penola (Emily and Kat) and Mt Gambier (Alison) who looked after us like we were rock stars and welcomed us into their lives…  In Millicent, Dawn and Di and the Wattle Range Road Safety Group, people who I’ve met before through my last project – Journey Beyond Road Trauma, welcomed us with a beautiful and cosy screening. After the screening we went to see the memorial they had created for people affected by road trauma. It was late at night and raining but the memorial, lit up by our car headlights, was so special to see. Plus, a huge thanks to the councils at Naracoorte and Bordertown for putting in a lot of effort to getting great audiences (100+).

 

Aside from eating crayfish and meeting amazing people, the tour aims to spread awareness and break down barriers between disabled and able-bodied people. We can confidently say we are doing that. Audiences have said;

 

“There is always a way to live life to the fullest”

 

“If you overcome the critical period of grieving and make the choice to live, you can live a fulfilling life”

 

“How vulnerable we can be, but life is for living”

 

We still have the following screenings to go, please come along and/or spread the word!!!

 

Berri - Friday October 17, 2014

Renmark - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Barmera - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Loxton - Monday, October 20, 2014

Lameroo - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Waikerie - Thursday, October 23, 2014

Gawler - Friday, October 24, 2014

Nuriootpa - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Adelaide - Sunday, October 26, 2014

 

 

Once again, thanks to the support from our major sponsor – Julia Farr MS McLeod Benevolent Fund.

Warmest regards,

Sandra

 

 

What will happen on the tour…

on Wednesday, 24 September 2014. Posted in Events

South Australia

What will happen on the tour…

At each of the 22 towns visited, we will screen the full-length documentary that runs for 55 minutes.

After each screening, we encourage you to stick around for a Q&A session with Jim Cairns and Sandra Cook.

Audience members are invited to ask questions, whether they want to know more about the movie itself, or perhaps ask Jim about his inspiring can-do attitude and how he came to terms with swapping his beloved motorbike for a wheelchair.

We also want to know your thoughts about how to make YOUR community better for people living with a disability. At each screening we will encourage people to take a few minutes to fill out this survey:

surveymonkey.com/s/The_Ride_Tour_SA_Survey

So if you haven't already, check out the trailer for The Ride to see what it's all about!

We look forward to visiting your town and sharing our story with you.

For screening information or to reserve a ticket or advise of accessibility requirements please visit:

 
http://www.theridemoviescreeningtour.org/venues-times

 

Mundaring Screening WA

on Monday, 05 August 2013. Posted in Events

With the support of the Shire of Mundaring and the local Community Bendigo Bank we invite you to attend a screening on;

Date   Friday 23rd August 2013

Time 1845 for 1900 (7.00pm) screen

Location  Shire of Mundaring Civic Centre (Main Shire office Building)

The screening will take 55 minutes followed by a Q&A session. Hope you can join us

Kimberley Screenings Summary

on Wednesday, 12 June 2013. Posted in Events

Kimberley Screenings Summary

Our Kimberley screening tour was both great fun and a fantastic experience. A bit of a mixed bag with crowds but was extremely well received by all those that did attend. All screenings were followed by a Q&A session with some curly questions asked. Seems that the general feedback is that it is an inspirational documentary that appeals to all aspects of the community.

Location     Approx No      Special Thanks to

Broome       125               Fleur & Chris (DSC & Broome S/C)

Fitzroy          45                Helen, Donna & Brad-DSC,School &SDWK

Halls Creek      8                Tim & Deb (Kimberley Hotel & DSC)

Kununurra    100                Deb (DSC & SWEK)

Wyndham      8                  Deb (DSC & SWEK)

El Questro    100                Lori (El Questro)

Derby           75                 Brad & Team (SDWK)

The Broome Shire, Shire of Derby West Kimberley (SDWK) and Shire of Wyndham East Kimberly (SWEK) in conjunction with the Disability Support Commission (DSC) were invaluable for their support and assistance. Thanks to all of you that helped us.

About 461 people we managed to give a road safety message and a Count Me In disability message.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • AGAINST THE GRAIN PRESENTS, THE RIDE, A FILM BY SANDRA COOK - CRAIG PARSONS, JIM CAIRNS, ANTON ZAPPELLI, TERRY MADER - CINEMATOGRAPHY BY CONAN FITZPATRICK, SOUND RECORDIST ROB STANKOVICH, EDITED BY TIM WOODHOUSE - OFFLINE EDITOR ELENDIL ARCHER, ONLINE EDITOR ERFAN KHADEM, MUSIC BY ROBERT CLARK, SOUND DESIGNER JOHN BRIDGES - ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS SCOTT BRYAN & MARCEL PETRIG & SCOTT LANE & IAN GREEN - TITLES & GRAPHICS BY HACKETT FILMS, EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JIM CAIRNS & SUSAN MACKINNON - DIRECTED BY SANDRA COOK, PRODUCED BY SANDRA COOK