While the mining and resources industries dominate headlines, agriculture has long shaped the State’s landscape and fortunes. Yet by comparison, far less has been heard of its people and their voices.
Homegrown Stories is a social documentary project launched alongside the PUBLIC Silo Trail that highlights the character, creativity and tenacity of Western Australia’s rural workers, offering an alluring reason to discover and explore the State’s farming areas, and to get to know its people and communities.
Sharing unique first person stories through interviews, footage and imagery, the project aims to offer the human stories of these unique regions and elevate understanding of their significance to the State. Homegrown Stories aims to capture and preserve not only the character of Western Australia’s farming communities, but also a sense of the epic scale and remoteness that characterises the regions.