• Film on ice impact to help community

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    LOOKING FOR IDEAS: The expert panel (from left) Paul O’Halloran (Superintendent of Division 4 Police), Ian Wilson (Emergency Director Northeast Health Wangaratta), Trent Jones (Gateway Health alcohol and drug worker), Rob Carolane (The Centre board member), Jaime Carroll (Wangaratta council director community well-being), Jake and Sam Bowtell (filmmakers from Killer Pig Productions), and Gary Croton (clinical nurse consultant Albury Wodonga Health) answer questions after the screening of ‘Slope’, the locally produced movie on the impact of ‘ice’. PHOTO: Shane Douthie

    A LOCAL movie about the impact of the drug ice looks set to be viewed by a far wider audience.

    This follows the screening on Friday of “Slope’ at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, this time to approximately 50 local stakeholders, community partners and Department of Justice and Regulation organised by the Wangaratta Ice Steering Committee.

    The film – produced by The Centre in Wangaratta using local filmmakers Killer Pig Productions with input from VCAL students – was used to spark discussion among the stakeholders about the film, how it could be utilised further and to what audiences and for attendees to provide input into the current Wangaratta Ice Action Plan.

    Some of the ideas discussed for the movie during a question and answer session included using it to provide a different perspective for ‘frontline workers’ in support and health services, screening to youth groups, year seven students, sporting clubs and possibly the Wangaratta Youth Council for input on how to spread the message further.

    Rob Carolane, board member at The Centre, said the institution was proud to have been involved in the making of ‘Slope’, describing it as a “unique and powerful tool” to assist in the discussion about ice.

    “This film is now an asset, something that tells a story for us to use,” Mr Carolane said.

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