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Documentary Australia Foundation

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Age Demographic
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Project Focus
Project Area

Project Description

Women often make better pilots, so why are only 5% of pilots female, and 1.42% of all captains are female?

Touch The Sky is a series that gives women an opportunity to be free from everything that can weigh them down, it lifts them high above issues they may be facing and shows women that they can do anything.

With only 5% of pilots in the world being women, we aim to show that anyone can do it and that no matter how successful a woman is in life, there are always new heights to reach as they work through the issues on the way to their goals like online bullying, workplace harassment, guilt, and fear.

Expected Outcomes

• Knowledge of how to get into the aviation industry and what it entails
• Discussion about gender inequality today
• Information on overcoming issues such as online bullying, workplace harassment, guilt, and fear.
• Key Partners awareness
• Awareness of teaching resources

• She Flys teaching resources implemented in Australian classrooms.
• Schools adopting, She Flys to engage younger women to want to learn engineering and help create a path to becoming a pilot.
• Audience continues to contribute to key partner campaigns.
• More aviation schools supporting women to become pilots
• More partnerships between Aviation schools and the wider workforce to look at transferable skills and upskilling.

• More women becoming pilots
• Better resources to help manage issues such as online bullying, workplace harassment, guilt, and fear.

Project Data & Lessons

• Track referrals to Partner Campaigns from She Flys website
• Partners track activity of people referred via She Flys website/screenings.
• Track publicity for the series (articles, debates, interviews).
• Track size of social media audience for the series.
• Track number of views online
• Track downloads of the She Flys classroom resources
• Track sales of the series to educational market
• Track sales of the series to general market
• Collect narrative responses to the series via website and social media

Project Dates

Project Commences: September 11, 2022
Project Completes: March 31, 2023

Funding Details

Funding Needed
Current Funding
Total Project Costs
Other Funding Sources
Screen Australia, Private Donations
Other Support Opportunities
Impact investment, In-kind contributions

Organisation Details

Documentary Australia Foundation
ABN: 11227328793


About Documentary Australia Foundation

Documentary Australia Foundation’s purpose is to advance awareness and inspire action on important social issues by supporting independent documentary filmmakers and organisations on the front-lines of social change, and amplifying the impact of their works to foster awareness, genuine public dialogue, empathy, and social transformation.

We inspire and nurture partnerships between philanthropic individuals, private foundations, charities and documentary filmmakers.

Documentary Australia provides expertise, information, guidance and resources to help each sector work together to achieve their goals.

We do not make or commission films. We manage and receive grants and donations which are directed either towards our own operations or to specific film projects.

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