Monday, January 23, 2012

Aboriginal men sought to be part of ABC TV Series 'Closing my Gap'

Aboriginal men are more likely to die in their early 60's - up to 20 years below the national average. While there are numerous initiatives to try and address this, what is the reality of the situation? The series "Closing My Gap' will explore the struggle many Aboriginal men face when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

There are a number of factors that contribute to health and wellbeing - diet, education, money management, community, access to food and relevant services and mental wellbeing. Over the period of 12 months we aim to follow 3 Aboriginal men (including the Director Adrian Wills) on their journey to close their own gap.

We are currently looking for 2 men of any age who are willing to be part of the series that will be filmed over a 12-month period. It is a big commitment but they will be supported throughout their journey and will not be alone in their quest.

At this stage they are asking for people to submit an outline about why they want to change their life - what is it about their life that they need to change so they don't wind up a statistic.
Men who are interested have a number of options on how to put themselves forward. They can film themselves and send us a disc/tape or upload to the email address supplied and it can be as short or long as they want. The other option is to drop an email to closingmygap@gmail.com outlining who they are, where they are from and why they want to be part of the series -what is it about their life that they need to change to improve their overall wellbeing.

If you have any questions about the series please feel free to drop an email at closingmygap@gmail.com or call Michaela on 0407 700 827

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