Alex Kelly This Changes Everything Alex Kelly is an artist, filmmaker and activist committed to social justice. She worked for ten years with a leading Australian social change arts Company called ‘Big hART’ as the Creative Producer and was National Producer from 2012-2014. Alex has worked in a range of roles on documentary films including producing ‘Nothing Rhymes’ with Ngapartji, production managing ‘Coniston: Telling it True’ and directing ‘Queen of the Desert’. In 2013 she was awarded a ‘Churchill Fellowship’ and explored various models for social change documentary impact and engagement in the UK, Canada and USA. Alongside working on ‘This Changes Everything’ Alex is producing a TV series on social movements in Australia and plans to launch a documentary film festival in her home town of Alice Springs, Australia in 2016.   How would you describe the year we are leaving – how did you experience it? 2015 was a year of increasingly amplified crises and also of increasingly powerful responses to these crises by social movements. I was both horrified by world events but also deeply inspired by activists building power across the world. In particular I was affected by the horrific treatment of refugees and asylum seekers across the world but particularly in my home country of Australia. In contrast with the brutal immigration policies there is also powerful resistance inside and outside the camps with people blocking deportations, building campaigns and organisations to support refugees where the government is failing them. In the USA I feel [...]

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