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Available on SBS Demand for free until 22 March 2021

HEA President Karen Chegwidden met with Lisa Hancock, Impact Producer for the film and education program "Backtrack Boys", in conjunction with Documentary Australia Foundation.

Award-winning documentary

EDUCATION:

  • Backtrack Boys film acknowledges that every young person has a story. This story is shaped by their past and the complex factors that have informed how they experience the world. The film uncovers how, with the right support, young people can determine the course of their future and tell themselves a more empowering, positive story about what they are capable of.  

  • Backtrack Boys study guide can benefit and inspire all young people and will enrich viewing by students and include case studies and activities that cultivate empathy, understanding and personal growth.

  • It is also a useful resource for educators to help them gain insight into techniques and strategies that can be immediately applied in their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backtrack Boys educational resources:

 

 

  • You can purchase a steaming licence or DVD here 

 

  • There are also many ways to use the film for tertiary students and professional development – you may be interested in our recorded webinars with Bernie and Zac which give a deeper understanding.

 

  • If you would like to create a school or classroom screening or host a professional learning event – please get in touch!

 

 

Host a screening for your community

About the film:

Watch trailer here

Backtrack Boys is about a group of troubled boys who are on a perilous course towards jail until they meet up with youth worker, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team. This inspiring coming-of-age story reveals the challenges and triumphs these boys face as they try to find their place in the world, and the dogs that help tame their wild ways.

Backtrack Boys film acknowledges that every young person has a story. This story is shaped by their past and the complex factors that have informed how they experience the world. The film uncovers how, with the right support, young people can determine the course of their future and tell themselves a more empowering, positive story about what they are capable of.  

 

Thank you for your interest for any questions please email Lisa info@backtrackboys.com

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