Directed by

Martin Potter

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Memories That Make Us is a poetic, ethnographic documentary that draws on the individual and collective memories of ordinary Italian migrants who made Victoria, Australia their home after the end of the second world war.

Director Biography – Martin Potter

Martin Potter is a transmedia producer, documentary filmmaker and academic. Since 2004, Martin has worked on participatory media and art projects with communities across Australia, Cambodia, West Papua, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India. His focus as a practitioner is on facilitating creative spaces across a range of media and geographical settings allowing diverse, textured narratives to emerge that facilitate re-imagination of place and community. Martin’s transmedia work include the SxSW Interactive Community Champion ‘Big Stories, Small Towns’, the acclaimed ‘White Building’ project in Cambodia (, ‘Island Connect’ (Sri Lanka, supported by US-Aid) and ‘Stereopublic: Crowdsourcing the Quiet,’ winner of the TED City2.0 award. These and other works have been showcased at over 100 film, art and technology festivals internationally including IDFA, the Venice Biennale, DocFest UK and the Adelaide Festival.
Martin is currently a fellow and on the advisory board of the Deakin MotionLab, a community of practitioners working at the intersections of art, science and technology at Deakin University. He is an Investigator with the Centre of Excellence for Advancing Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH), leading creative partnerships and engagement of researchers with filmmakers and artists and directing a range of media including a planetarium feature ‘The Earth Above’ and a multi-user virtual reality project on Indigenous stone arrangements on Lizard Island. He is a board member of EngageMedia ( which uses media and technology for social and environmental justice across South East Asia.