U & Me

On Harmony Day this year we launched another U and Me short-film – the friendship story about Mark Olive, known as The Black Olive, and fellow chef James Harriman who share a passion for food and cooking. A Bundjalung man and born in Wollongong, Mark is Australia’s most celebrated and renowned Indigenous chef.

This is one of several films made by young people from around the world, including Syria, Burundi, Eritrea, Congo, Indonesia and Burma, who attended workshops with Why Documentaries and MCCI over the school holidays in 2019 and 2020. These films were funded by the Australian Department of Home Affairs Fostering Integration Grants program. The grants support new initiatives by not-for-profit organisations that will help migrants better integrate into Australian life through employment and community participation.

The U & Me online short-film project celebrates Australian friendships across cultures. Visit U & Me on Facebook to watch, like and share the stories. Let us know if you would like to get involved and sponsor the project which you can read more about on the U & Me website.