Walk a Mile in my Shoez Channel 31 series underway at ACU

Channel 31 TV SeriesStudents Madeline Kennedy and Maggie Raworth with Les Twentyman


Students and staff from ACU’s Media Communication department within the University’s School of Arts and Sciences (Vic) are well underway with the production of a Channel 31 series, Walk a Mile in my Shoez.

The six-part panel style TV series, funded by a Community Broadcasting Foundation grant, will be produced as part of ACU’s bachelor of media communication program involving students enrolled in the unit, Media Production for Social Justice.

This unit introduces students to the production of media with an emphasis on the promotion of social justice issues.

“Presently, our students are learning how to operate the studio and are producing 18 segments for the show,” says Bachelor of Media Communication Course Coordinator Dr Diane Charleson.

“All people featured in the segments will then form part of the panel show to be shot in our ACU TV studio in early October. These are shots of the students shooting a segment with Les Twentyman.”

Third year media communication student Courtney Petalas said,

"What an experience, working with a professional with so much knowledge and direction. We all had our different parts to play when filming the segment and it was amazing to watch each other excel at what we do best. We have come so far since our first year at ACU.”

This new and vibrant project aims to highlight important issues related to social justice that are of relevance for young people such as youth homelessness, refugee youth, Indigenous youth, disabled youth, and ethnic minorities.

Dr Charleson said the project has allowed students to work collaboratively to produce the program series, taking on all key roles from writing, research, production, technical roles, and editing with an emphasis on industry practice.

The series concentrates on highlighting positive projects and initiatives operating in the Victorian community.