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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Kaiyai girl [video] (2008)


Travers H, McKeon V, Augustine P, Djiagween T, Ishiguchi N, Gamble L


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This DVD tells the story of a young girl Missy, and her friends from Broome and the Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia. Missy and a friend attend a party and are faced with many choices in relation to alcohol and other drug use. The film then follows the girls as they come to deal with the consequences of their choices.

This story is all about making choices. It shows that the use of drugs and alcohol can affect decision making and personal control. The film seeks to highlight how alcohol and other drug use can affect decisions about being boss of your own body and keeping in control of your life.

Kaiyai girl is an interactive DVD, which means it not only tells a story, but allows the viewer to make decisions on behalf of the characters in the story. Questions are asked and participants can use their DVD remote control to answer the questions. The viewer's decisions will determine how the story ends for Missy and her friend.

The DVD runs for about 30 minutes.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

This DVD is a teaching resource for use with students in early adolescence through to early adulthood. It tackles the issues of drug and alcohol use. It aims to give participants knowledge and understanding of these issues and the self management skills to cope when faced with choices about drug and alcohol use. It can be used alone or in groups where discussions can be held about the choices made and facing the consequences of those choices.

Contact details

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PO Box 6515
Cairns Qld 4870
Ph: 0409 590 252



Last updated: 13 August 2015
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