1. This is an amazing depiction of the humour, the courage and the startling performances of real people telling it like it is. The artistic way in which they do this is facilitated by Catherine Simmonds. 2 Sides of the Coin was the first theatre performances of this ongoing project. If you're interested in theatre evoking personal and political change this film is a must see.

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  2. This short video clip best captures the power of ordinary people with extraordinary performance ability. A tribute to the lived experience!

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  3. This documentary poignantly captures the fears and remarkable insights of 7 recovering gamblers who have been invited to perform their stories at the Melbourne Writers' Festival. It's a huge journey of self-discovery and immense courage, exposing what it is to have a gambling addiction.
    [Some faces have been blurred to protect those who would like to remain anonymous.]
    © VCA, University of Melbourne 2013

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  4. Listeners are taken on an emotional journey that explores the underlying reasons that lead to addiction. The message is: I am more than a gambler. It is a call for understanding that gambling addiction can afflict anyone, and that it needs addressing without judgment, and with sufficient resources.

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THREE SIDES OF THE COIN PROJECT

Three Sides of the Coin Project

From small things great things grow... this project is a courageous journey. It is about recovery from gambling harm. From the start of writing workshops run by Judy Avisar at Link Health and Community and facilitated by Arnold Zable, to the ongoing theatre…


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From small things great things grow... this project is a courageous journey. It is about recovery from gambling harm. From the start of writing workshops run by Judy Avisar at Link Health and Community and facilitated by Arnold Zable, to the ongoing theatre workshops with Catherine Simmonds, the participants have used telling their stories to both come to terms with addiction and to share their truth with audiences. These docos capture the drama and shed light on an insidious industry.

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