2018: 'Raise the Age'
Client: Amnesty International
Tutor(s): Sacha Bryning, Kate Moon
Brief: RMIT animation students were tasked with creating attention-grabbing animations to help raise awareness about the situation of young children locked up in Australia.
Across Australia kids as young as 10 are forced through the justice system and locked up in prisons, away from their families and communities.
Overwhelming evidence from human rights experts, lawyers and doctors shows that, for kids younger than 14, prison harms rather than helps. Kids in prison are less likely to access what they need to grow up resilient, such as education, mentoring and community support.
Many Australians, including politicians, don’t know that 10-year-olds can spend time behind bars.
This studio was delivered as part of the AIM Studio 4 course within the Bachelor of Design (Animation) at RMIT University.