The Ari Project
(Figure 1: The Ari Project home page. Image source)
The Ari Project was inspired by Hyein (Ellen) Cho’s (MGFVPC/MUKSRH) research on domestic and family violence (DFV) and the Korean diaspora. Project leads Jun Bin and Ellen met at the AMES Australia Prevention of Violence Against Women Leadership Course where they were invited as panelists in 2020. Sharing the same goal of raising awareness about domestic and family violence within the Asian-Australian community, Jun Bin and Ellen collaborated with a team of diverse local Asian-Australian talents in Victoria to transform the narrative of Ari (a pseudonym) into a three-part short film series to highlight her lived experience of DFV in Australia.
This project aims to highlight the resilience, capacity and agency manifested in the narrative of Ari (a Korean victim-survivor). We expect this project to shed new light on the little-recognised issues of DFV within the Korean diasporic communities and intend to make the digital resources available to the public for free to be used as training and educational materials.
The Ari Project was featured by YTN (YTN Global Korean) on 24th July 2022. It is great to see Hyein's research being shared so widely. Special thanks to the Ari Project leaders, team and YTN Global Korean for raising awareness towards DFV.
(Figure 2: Hyein's featuring in the YTN Global Korean. Image screenshot)
Find out more about The Ari Project here.