Nov 13 2018
It is National Frog Week and what better way to promote frogs than with the Broome Bird Observatory’s award winning short film There is A Frog. This wonderful short film won “People’s Choice” and “Best Music Short” at the 2018 Mud and Saltwater Short Film Fest. Well done to the frogs who acted so well, Jaime Jackett who wrote and performed the score, talented filmmaker Emilia Lai and actor Anne Woolard who performed the toilet and shower scenes so magnificently!!
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This film is incredibly special, don’t miss it.Homeland🧡Story
Opening TOMORROW Thursday 31st, 6.15pm
Homeland Story is an intimate portrait of Donydji, a small Indigenous community in North East Arnhem Land in the far north of Australia. Homelands are situated on the land of the people who live there. They are of central importance to their identity and culture.
The film charts the Donydji community's transition from nomadic life to the digital age, from the 1960s to the present day. One family is featured, across three generations, from the traditional Elder, Dhulutarama, who still knew how to make stone tools, to his grand-daughter, Joanne Yindiri Guyula, who teaches at the Donydji school. It is a moving portrait of the family's struggle to preserve their culture and remain on their Homeland despite the severe obstacles they face: sub-standard education, deplorable service delivery, lack of job opportunities for the youth, inadequate government policy, bureaucratic mismanagement and pressure from mining interests.
The film also tells the remarkable story of cross cultural co-operation over nearly fifty years. In 1974, Neville White, a genetic anthropologist, went to Donydji to conduct research for a PhD. In effect he has never left. Spending part of each year on the Homeland, he responded to the community's request to help them map their clan lands as a way of resisting the threat of mining license claims.
When education, housing and employment opportunities became the community's major concern, Neville White convinced the Rotary Club of Melbourne to fund a major building project that was undertaken by Vietnam Veterans working with the young men of Donydji. Together they built the first school, new houses and a workshop where the youth could learn trade skills to prepare them for employment. Fifteen years later the partnership between Rotary, the Vets and the young men continues.
Homeland Story is a moving portrait of a resilient and determined community facing the challenges of maintaining their Donydji Homeland and preserving their vibrant culture.
Glenda Hambly is a writer, director and producer. In 2014 she produced The Legend Maker which premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival. She has written and directed two award-winning features: Fran (1985) and Waiting at the Royal (2000) both starring Noni Hazlehurst. In addition, she has worked extensively in television, writing and editing fifteen television series and serials and directing a children's series. She has a PhD in Screen Studies and currently lectures in screenwriting at Monash University.
VIEW THE TRAILER OF HOMELAND STORY HERE: vimeo.com/336773143 ...
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