Having a punt is seen by many as intrinsically Aussie. Approximately 70 per cent of Australians participate in gambling. However, over 110,000 Aussie’s are classified as ‘problem gamblers’ while a further 280,000 are considered to be at moderate risk.
This thought-provoking short documentary examines Linkwests ACE Community: Beyond Gambling – a 12 month programme aimed towards addressing the issue of problem gambling in the Western Australian Community.
It brings to light an issue that – unlike other forms of addiction – is unfortunately rarely discussed and often veiled in secrecy.
Director / Cinematographer / Editor: Dean Butler
Sound Recordist: Stephen Burge & Daniel Purcell
Editing & Grading: Dean Butler