Lani’s Story


Darren Dale


Genevieve Grieves


Genevieve Grieves


Documentary (51 mins)



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LANI'S STORY follows a woman’s experience of two relationships – one she has to escape to survive, the other she cannot survive without.  It is a moving and intimate portrait of a young Aboriginal woman’s journey from victim to victor, from a broken and violent relationship to discovering the redemptive power of love. LANI'S STORY also explores the impact of inter-generational violence within a family and community and how the courage of one person can transform the lives of others.


2010 United Nations of Australia Media Peace Awards

WINNER Award for Best Documentary

WINNER Award for Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Women’s Rights and Issues


2011 Eliminating Violence Against Women Media Awards

WINNER Award for Best Television Current Affairs (> 20 mins)

WINNER Award for Best Media Across Categories


2011 WOW (World of Women) Awards

WINNER Award for Best Australian Documentary

WINNER Award for Best Woman Editor


2010 ATOM Awards

NOMINATED Award for Best Documentary Biography


ImagineNATIVE Festival (2010)