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The Ubuntu Project


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How do we humans connect? How do we decide who we like and who we don't like? Who we'll offer help to and who's needs we'll ignore?

In order for us to connect with one another, we need to know one another. In order to know one another we need to have conversations, to share stories, to really understand what lies beneath the surface and discover the human-ness in all of us.

Inspired by the South African philosophy of Ubuntu, I am who I am because of who we all are, The Ubuntu Project is a celebration of this human-ness; a global exploration of people, stories and connection

The Ubuntu Project aims to promote a sense of unity and respect and highlight that, despite our differences, we are all part of the same human race. 

Why? To learn, appreciate, connect and care more about people living in our global community.

Watch the trailer

Q&A session

Anna Davies is the Director of The Ubuntu Project and a psychologist, mindfulness meditation and yoga teacher based in the Dandenong Ranges on the outskirts of Melbourne. She has a deep passion and calling for working with people; both individually and collectively to enhance a greater sense of peace, wellbeing and harmony. Her belief is that if we can find peace within ourselves, we can respond with peace, openness and care to the the world around us. Anna enjoys creating safe and nourishing spaces for people to explore all of who they are and expand this to realising our interconnectedness as human beings.

That very important truth that we are part of this shared human experience and our humanity is enhanced when we connect with the human-ness of others. To remind us that we are not alone. And that we are better when we are connected. Several years ago, Anna travelled to Kenya as a volunteer. It was in Kenya that she learnt about the philosophy of Ubuntu, translating to "I am who I am because of who we all are", or "I am because we are". Her experiences in Kenya; witnessing how connection was so much a part of this culture, as well as the connection she so naturally felt with the people she came into contact with sparked a desire to share this experience with others.

The Ubuntu Project was born from this desire; a documentary film about people, stories, connection and our shared human experience. Filmed over 17 different countries, across 5 continents, The Ubuntu Project aims to highlight this idea that I am because we are.

About the event

Through thought-provoking events that inspire action, and using the power of film to illuminate the issues of our time, Suburban Sandcastles is a movement for people seeking to live with their minds opened by wonder, not closed by belief. Join us at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale, Bayside Melbourne for a nourishing meal, fresh juice, wholefood snacks, beer and wine, all available for purchase before the film. Connect with our community and explore what's on offer from our wellness and lifestyle exhibitors. 

Event program
5.45pm doors open, nourishing food and drink available, local exhibitors
6.45pm film commences
8.15 Q&A panel
8.45pm event concludes



Tuesday 30 April, 8pm


Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkdale

64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale




General Admission


ADULT $35.20 | Child $16.50