Lara Damiani cut her teeth in one of Australia’s toughest industries – fishing. At 23, she was that industry’s youngest female executive officer. In 1997, she left to travel overseas and write and later worked for some years as a freelance writer and editor. In 2006, she made the transition into the world of filmmaking.
She started with a bang.
Her first production, Tibet’s Cry for Freedom, screened in Australia, NZ, the US, the UK, Europe and Asia. It was also broadcast in the Czech Republic and New Zealand for three and four years running.
It included exclusive interviews with the Dalai Lama and a Tibetan independence activist who broke a three-year silence to be involved.
Lara’s focus is on using her skills for social good and helping to create social change. She works both in Australia and overseas with the communities she works with being central to the process. Lara has worked for UNDP, The World Bank, Relief International, Sight For All, CUFA and others. She works with individuals and organisations such as: People With Disability Australia; STRIDE Foundation; Zero Waste SA; The Migration Museum; Adelaide City Council; Carclew; LeeAnn Buckskin & Associates and many more.
She runs Think Films – a specialist media production studio whose focus is on creating content that is purpose driven.