Why ‘Eternity’ Still Echoes In Our Hearts: Documentary Maker Richard Attieh

Why ‘Eternity’ Still Echoes In Our Hearts: Documentary Maker Richard Attieh

Richard Attieh’s award-winning documentary uncovers little-known facts about the ‘Eternity’ writer, Arthur Stace.

For Richard Attieh of Australian Television and Media Group, the documentary Written in Chalk, The Echo of Arthur Stace, was a labour of love.

He and his team worked on the documentary for years, unearthing new, little-known facts about Arthur Stace, the man famous for chalking the word ‘Eternity’ on Sydney’s streets for decades.

The hard work paid off, as the documentary has recently won the award for Compelling Content: Screen Media in CMAA’s annual Excellence in Media Awards.

Speaking about what prompted him to make the documentary, Richard said he believed it was time for a new film about ‘Mr Eternity’, when 2020 rolled around. That was 20 years since the word ‘Eternity’ had featured famously in the turn-of-the-century fireworks on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

“We wanted to create something that allowed all these people who use the word ‘Eternity’ today, to have a platform to express themselves; look at different ways in which this word continues to exist, and continues to echo, not only across Sydney and Australia, but hopefully in people's hearts as well.”

Richard Attieh is one of the many artists and creators in the ‘MADE’ network: an initiative of CMAA bringing together creatives in the Christian community, to foster greater unity, excellence and innovation.

You can follow the work of Richard Attieh in the following ways:

Explore the work of more MADE creatives and artists here and on Instagram at @made_aus.

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