Film project seeks Hindi and Tamil-speaking carers to raise awareness of dementia

An innovative multimedia project is calling for Tamil- and Hindi-speaking carers in Victoria to participate in video interviews for a production of short films.

Coordinated by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), Moving Pictures aims to raise awareness of dementia and early diagnosis in people from multicultural communities in Australia.

The project will co-produce nine short films with people from Tamil, Hindi, Cantonese, Mandarin and Arabic communities – Australia’s top five fastest growing cultural and linguistic groups.

Interviews will take approximately 45 minutes to one hour and will be undertaken at a mutually convenient time and location.

The final films will be distributed online, through a mobile app and as online story boards.

If you are a carer for a person with dementia, know someone who might be interested in participating or would like to know more about Moving Pictures, contact Dr. Josefine Antoniades at or 03 8387 2609; or Fathima Lafeer at or 03 8387 2101.