AMAZON PRIME VIDEO and LADbible Australia announce new UNHEARD series, giving voice to victims of racial injustice in Australia
Amazon Prime Video today announced a groundbreaking new six-part documentary series, UNHEARD, the first feature film produced by LADbible Australia Originals and with production funding from Screen Australia.
The six episodes of UNHEARD will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, and select countries around the world on October 29, with the first two episodes also available for free streaming at primevideo.com.
“This kind of behavior happens in Australia every day … every week … every year, you just don’t see it.”
– George newhouse, director of the National Justice Project, Australia
UNHEARD will give Prime Video members insight into critical issues of racial discrimination in Australia, including: Indigenous deaths in custody, targeting of Indigenous youth, attacks on Asians during COVID, Islamophobia, defamation of the African community and the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.
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The six independent episodes of UNHEARD the series are told through intimate interviews, mixed with animation, archive footage, podcasts, photographs, phone conversations and infographics revealing the shocking statistics and complexities behind the larger issues. Each episode is animated by the voices of testimonies, so their experiences and calls for justice are presented without filter.
“The possibility of scheduling this captivating survey series is important to us”
– said Tyler Bern, Content Manager, Amazon Prime Video Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
“UNHEARD is a necessary action and awareness series that is globally relevant to Prime members in Australia and makes them aware of social injustice at the local level. We are very proud to be involved with LADbible Australia in this production and to present this important documentary series. “
The UNHEARD the documentary series is an extension of LADbible Australia UNHEARD campaign. Launched in February 2021, the campaign uses LADbible Group’s nearly 1 billion global audience and 11.8 million Australian audience to support their campaign partners; National Justice Project, Human Rights Commission, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, The Refugee Council of Australia, Change.org, African Women Australia, Asian Australian Alliance, Islamophobia Register Australia, Deadly Connections Community and Justice Services and All Together Now.
“The UNHEARD campaign and documentary series not only provide a platform to tell these powerful stories, but also help to highlight Australian incidents of racial injustice that are often overlooked. ”
– said executive producer, screenwriter and creator, Shahn Devendran, responsible for originals, LADbible APAC.
“We are proud that LADbible’s first documentary series is able to support our campaign partners and, by working with Amazon Prime Video and Screen Australia, we will help highlight these important issues. “
UNHEARD was written and produced by Shahn Devendran (LADbible Australia Originals), Jack Steele (Between two lines), Cathy Vu (SBS), Luke Cornish (Alone here), Dan Mansour (The Last Word), Olivia Suleimon (Rosaline’s Untaming) and Ellen Dedes-Vallas (Nickelodeon).
UNHEARD will join a growing list of Australian-produced content available on Amazon Prime Video. Since 2019, Prime Video has ordered 14 Amazon Original series in Australia, including The test: a new era for the Australian team, Make them Mark, a series of 10 comedy specials produced by some of Australia’s best comedians, LOL: Last One Laughing AU with Rebel Wilson, Head above the water, Luxury listings Sydney, The moth effect and the next one Back to Rafters. UNHEARD will also join thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalog, including hits like Golden Globe laureate Borat After Moviefilm, Underground Railroad, Them, Val, The Boys, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Coming 2 America, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, The War Of Tomorrow, Cinderella, Nine Perfect Strangers, Download, plus Emmy Award winners Fleabag, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Prime members will be able to watch UNHEARD Anytime, anywhere on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, and streaming. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes to their mobile devices and tablets and watch them anywhere offline at no additional cost. Prime Video is available in Australia at no additional cost for a Prime subscription for just $ 6.99 per month; new customers can learn more about www.primevideo.com and sign up for a 30-day free trial.
Amazon Prime Video will launch in Australia, US, UK, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand Amazon Prime Video on October 29, with the first two episodes streaming free on primevideo.com