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For those who don’t ‘get’ Docklands

04 Jun 2015

For those who don’t ‘get’ Docklands Image

An upcoming documentary series will take a look at why the people who love Docklands feel the way they do about it.

I Don’t Get It is a web-based documentary series focusing on modern Australian curiosities and the first episode will focus on Docklands.

Zac Millner-Cretney, one of the producers behind the project, says the series “takes a light hearted-look at objects of curiosity or mystery, or things that are culturally divisive in modern Australia”.

Focusing on a range of topics, from people who are obsessed with collecting sneakers to people who listen to rave music in the bush on the weekend, the documentary series aims to explore various cultural ideas.

“We’ll try to explain what it is about these things that mystifies us and find someone who loves it and see if they can make us understand why,” Mr Millner-Cretney said.

According to Mr Millner-Cretney, Docklands is quite a divisive subject in Melbourne.

“There are some people that seem to really love it and some people that seem to really hate it,” he said.

“We want to figure out what makes people feel so strongly about it one way or another.”

Mr Millner-Cretney said his own experiences of visiting Docklands had felt like entering a foreign space.

“This immediately made it an object of curiosity for me,” he said. “The more research I did the more I realised there’s a really strong element of love for Docklands from the people who live here.”

“I wanted to know why and I wanted someone to explain it to me.”

Mr Millner-Cretney said the I Don’t Get It production team planned to interview academics, business owners and people who lived and worked in Docklands. They also hope to speak with people involved in the planning stage of Docklands’ development.

He said the aim of the project was to gain a greater understanding of why people love Docklands, something he and the rest of the team didn’t necessarily comprehend at the moment.

“It’s totally different to my personal experience and personal taste, but that’s where the interest lies,” Mr Millner-Cretney said.

“We start out not getting it, and we want to end up getting it.”

The Docklands episode will be the first in the series, which is expected to be available online next month.

For more information, visit http://www.dontgetit.club

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