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

 

 

  • 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