This episode we meet some extraordinary individuals who have mastered the art of giving.
From welcoming children into your family to looking after the vulnerable in society, these individuals have a huge capacity to love. In our first story we meet Lesley Flanders, a foster mum who has welcomed over 40 children into her home over the years. We also hear about an unlikely, but very successful duo who teamed up together to bring a bit of magic into the lives of some of the more isolated people in our community. These stories are good for your soul!
Liam met Lesley whilst working on a creative project with the United Nations. The conference was about Disabilities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Communities. Liam and his brother Dieter interviewed Lesley as part of that project. Her story, as a foster mum and the love she has for her kids inspired him to make this piece.
Producer: Liam Knierim
Music Credits: Backyard by Robert Dann
The Scallywag and The Saint
An ex-con and a nun walk into a bar…well, sort of.
This is the story of Sister Myree Harris and Vic Hitchcock, an unlikely pair who teamed up to deliver Christmas cheer to the community. What they give and what they get is much, much more.
Producer: Kate Montague
Music Credits: Indian Love Song by The Dirty Three, Kim’s Dirt by The Dirty Three, Writing Poems by Ludovico Einaudi (from ‘The Intouchables’ soundtrack), Kolapot by Amiina, Familiar Ground by Cinematic Orchestra.
For information about Sister Myree’s work go to http://www.gethsemanecommunity.org.au/
Picture Credit: Robert Freiberger
Production Manager: Carly-Ann Keneally
Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez
Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester