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 so far produced 15 short films with Hindi-, Tamil-, Mandarin-, Cantonese- and Arabic-speaking communities. For each language, 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 the next phase of the project, we are working with the Greek-, Spanish-, Italian-, and Vietnamese-speaking communities to co-produce an additional 12 films.

In addition to the short films, the team has developed comics to complement the films. All of these resources are available free of charge from the Moving Pictures website