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Transcript of Khoa Do
Khoa Do is a vietnamese Refugee who escaped Vietnam for a better life in the time of war in the country. Khoa Do is a motivational speaker and has won the Australian of the year award in 2005 he later created films and has stared in them he is a successful man that has came from being poor to becoming wealthy.
Khoa Dos Story
At the age of 1 year old as a young child Khoa Do left Vietnam on a small fishing Vessel with his family and friends on this journey there was 2 pirate attacks, little food (ate one time a day) and Khoa was dangled over the side of the boat during this five day journey. After the boat ride the family stayed in a refugee camp, shortly after the family settled down in south west Sydney, New South Wales. When Khoa was able to go to school Khoa Do received a scholarship to attend high school at St. Aloysius, and went on to study Arts-Law at the University of Sydney
Khoa Dos Job
Khoa Do came to Australia and went on to become an actor, writer, director and philanthropist who in 2005 won the Young Australian of the Year Award for his ‘leadership, compassion, and will to inspire and inform Australians on issues that affect our communities.’ In 2004, Do was the youngest film-maker in Australian history to be nominated for an AFI Award for Best Director, and has since gone on to be nominated for and win many awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Vietnamese International Film Festival for his film Footy Legends, starring Claudia Karvan. Another of Do’s films, Mother Fish, about the journey of Vietnamese boat people was a tremendous success, winning awards at the Sydney Film Festival, Canada International Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival and the Vietnamese International Film Festival. Since these achievements, Do has continued to work with marginalized communities, most recently with newly-arrived refugees from Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia. Do has created the first-ever African-Australian feature film, Falling for Sahara, a love story set in Melbourne’s inner-west.
Khoa Do was awarded the Young Australian of the Year in 2005, the first time a film-maker has been awarded the accolade.
He believes that, "In every obstacle, lies an extraordinary opportunity."
His belief is that everyone on a team, no matter their background or experience, everybody is extraordinarily gifted, and that our goal is to help others to realise their true potential.
Khoa’s journey, from arriving in Australia as a refugee on a tiny fishing boat to becoming the 2005’s Young Australian of the Year, is a journey of courage, resilience and hope despite all opposition.
In August 2013, Khoa was appointed to the board of the Australia Council, the most influential arts board in Australia.
Khoa Do is the first australian director in history to be nominated for a AFI award for best director
Khoa Do went to the university of Sydney to study arts and law Some of Khoas Awards
In 2001, Khoa was nominated for an AFI Award for his screen play for the short film Delivery Day.
In 2003, Khoa received the IF Independent Spirit Award for The Finished People.
in 2004, Khoa was nominated for two AFI Awards, three Film Critics' Circle Awards and two Australian Writers' Guild Awards for this film and for his community theatre.
In 2005, he was also awarded the Powerhouse Wizard Award, which "recognises emerging leaders in Australian innovation and achievement."
In 2008, he was awarded the Phillip Parsons Young Playwright's Award.
In 2009, he was awarded the DIGISPAA award for his film Mother Fish, and also received the CRC Award for the same film at the Sydney Film Festival. For the same film he has subsequently won prizes at the Orlando Film Festival, Canada International Film Festival and Vietnamese International Film Festival.
Koah also did volunteer work with disadvantaged young adults. He was asked to teach them film making techniques to these "at risk" young people, so he decided to take a hands on approach and made a film with his class. the script was based of thing that actually happened to these people E.G. homelessness, drug addiction and crime. All of the major roles were played by first time actors and the result is now the "internationally acclaimed, The finished people." this experience helped multiple people realize a passion or dream for film and help express feeling that may have been difficult to get out to other people.
1. why did you decide to make a film with the Cabramatta youths instead of just teaching them the basics?
2. why did you volunteer to help them in the first place?
3. Which of your films is your favorite?
4. How do you after winning so many awards?
5. what was your favorite part of teaching the youngsters at Cabramatta?
I O R E H P H E D N D E L B U O R T F R
Z M A O L X B D O H K Z D Y W T Y I U E
A F M T T V P I Y O H S L B O Z N F L H
Q F C I G C S W U Z O V W W Q I M E H T
F L Y F G S E E E V A S N Z S I O Y W O
J I S C A R F R D T C G T H J R C S H M
P L S P O I A I I D A Y E E T A N S C Z
T Z M H L M T N V D T D L S Y D N E Y O
N O M M K A Y D T E H P U T P K P C O S
C E Z A A I O T X W O J B B L A C Z X G
Y D L U I F R Y L E L M H D Z S N Y K D
F A S T C R C S P B I L C G B X X Q V Y
L E A D E R S H I P C X L I C P Y B F Q
E U F C O O L D M T X U T T Z Z F J G A
Y C R Z J D B S W V N T O M O U G G B E
S H U S G I X W K G B Y B E H S M M O K
F M K L L Z U C G F F Y X C C P F U O X
J E D I Z Y A I K V K I A Z D W I Q R S
Q H C Q Q P Q A R A E H P M G V V I E W
P O I F J D Z F T Y Z H L L C J L D E S
CATHOLIC COMPASSION DIRECTOR
FILM FINISHED FISH
HERO IMMIGRANT KHOA
LEADERSHIP MOTHER PEOPLE
leadership: He takes charge when he needs to and makes sure him and the people he is working with all have their ideas put ideas through and makes sure every one is on the same level.
Compassion: He takes pride in his work and makes sure every one enjoys work as much as he does.
Guidance: Khoa was able to help the kids on the set of the finished people talk about how they feel and help them express that throughout the film.
WHY I CHOOSE HIM
I chose him because he had a real passion for what he does and shared it with every one in the community. He taught children with nowhere to go so they could learn the skills they needed to have a little hope.
Some of the things Khoa has done or been through or done is amazing and he has helped many people realize a passion they have for film or just have a little more to live for in life. he clearly shows that he is a worthy christian hero.
By harry hockley samon