Lance Loughlin, Patangaroa Entertainment
Shaun Dooley, Mika Global
Tags: Safety and Security, Emerging Issues
The Aroha Project has been two seasons of a short documentary web-series, revealing stories of youth and stories of truth. Aroha 3 is to be our third season, funded by Te Puni Kokiri, speaking particularly about rangatahi cyber-bullying and suicide prevention. We follow young members of the community through personal tales, who share their experiences and divulge New Zealand’s most disturbing truth.
We, as a small nation have a lot to be proud of, and yet annually we have one of the highest rates of teenage suicide in the world, for our population. Why? Our mission – to get the message out to the nation – believe in our youth, steer them away from thoughts of suicide. How? Innovation.