In Australia, limited awareness of dementia in people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds often results in delayed diagnosis, poorer prognosis, and a higher burden of care on families and health systems.

Moving Pictures, an innovative multi-media project, aims to change this through the production of short films co-produced with people from CALD backgrounds.

The Moving Pictures team has co-developed 27 short films with Hindi-, Tamil-, Mandarin-, Cantonese-, Spanish-, Italian-, Greek-, and Arabic-speaking communities. For each of the nine languages, there are three films:

  1. Detection and Diagnosis
  2. Navigating Care
  3. The Carer Journey.

The Moving Pictures films are based on the stories and lived experiences of carers of people living with dementia, and the expert views of key service providers.  

In addition, a short film Dementia: A democratic disease has been developed to address stigma associated with dementia.

To complement the film resources, the team has developed comics in nine languages as well as English All of these resources are available free of charge from the Moving Pictures website