Real Mums of Sunshine
The Real Mums of Sunshine began as a Dialogue Theatre project to provide a platform for South Sudanese mothers to engage with their younger generation. It brought together the Sudanese Mother's Coalition in Victoria, Free Theatre as facilitator and director, Adongwot Manyoul as producer, with the support of Brimbank Council and VicHealth and the participation of dozens of community participants. After a series of powerful intergeneration workshops, the project was disrupted by Covid lockdowns and community challenges, resulting in the need to transition the work into a docu-drama film. The reality stage show becomes the tapes for a reality TV show, bringing the stories and the struggles of the mums into focus before the young people engage with the mums in a sincere, sometimes confronting dialogue.