A series of short films that paint a compelling portrait of the people, history, culture and place of the Yolngu people whose homeland is the Arafura Swamp of north-central Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.
As a 15yr old in Walkabout and 33 years later in The Tracker, David Gulpilil is one of the most respected actors of our time. He approached Aboriginal writer and director Darlene Johnson "to show people my life and how I really live it".
The Aboriginal community of Ali Curung, north of Alice Springs, is dedicated to its art. Art has enabled them to remain strong caretakers of the country and it shows the amazing spiritual power that real, living art can bring to artists
For many thousands of years, the Gumbaynggirr people of the New South Wales mid-north coast harvested the waters of the Arrawarra Headland. With European colonisation, these traditional hunting practices began to wane.
Good nutrition, education and a strong cultural identity are central to the overall health and well-being of Indigenous kids. This program examines some successful community-based health and education initiatives that put an emphasis on prevention and health promotion.
Boomalli is an artists' cooperative formed by urban Aboriginal and Koori photographers, painters, sculptors, designers and filmmakers. This visually inspiring film focuses on contemporary rather than traditional work and ways of life.
Featuring Darwin based singer/songwriter Shellie Morris. Shellie Morris moved to Darwin to learn more about her Indigenous family and it was here that she found her purpose in life as a singer, which later led her to hone her craft at the Northern Territory University.
The second series of short films from emerging, Indigenous directors in the Northern Territory. This program brings to life Dreaming legends, history and personal stories from the Top End of Australia.
In episode three, The Finals, a crisis looms large when the Bombers' previous invincibility eludes them. Too much drinking and not turning up for training has seen them slide from the unbeatable dream team to a ragged mob struggling to hold on to their spot in the finals.
An exploration of the potential for cooperation between traditional Aboriginal law and the mainstream Australian criminal justice system in reducing violent crime in remote Aboriginal communities.
In episode two, Top of the Ladder, the Bombers are riding high after a run of wins that has put them at the top of the ladder. Their reputation for fast, intuitive football has seen them take on the best that the Darwin competition has to offer and walk away with easy victories.
Uncle Max is a story about Uncle Max Dulumunmun (pronounced Doola-Munn-Munn) Harrison, a Yuin elder from Narooma on the south east coast of Australia. His teachings about Yuin culture and ceremony attract diverse groups from around the country and overseas. Participants to Max's workshops learn how to reconnect with the land and go through mental, physical and spiritual healing, not only for the self, but for the healing of Mother Earth.
Fire Talker traces the life of Charlie Perkins from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most influential Indigenous figures in Australia's history.
A two-part series which documents a genuinely exciting approach to engaging young people from at-risk communities and inspiring them to use their voices again.
The story of the Fitzroy Stars, a 1970s Indigenous football team. Besides being a great team, they were the hub of the Melbourne Koori community.
On the Tiwi Islands, just north of Darwin, Aussie rules is a religion. From the time they can walk, all young boys want to do is kick a ball. Fast, intuitive and exciting, football has become a Tiwi trademark with star players like the Riolis and Michael Long shining under the national football spotlight. In A League Of Their Own is a three-part series that celebrates the passion and the brand of the Tiwi Bombers as they join the Northern Territory competition.
Recently two young Indigenous cricketers retraced the footsteps of that first ever Australian sporting team to visit England back in 1868 - the celebrated Aboriginal cricket team from colonial Victoria which caused a sensation on its tour one-hundred and forty years ago.
In a nation abuzz with talk of the proposed 'education revolution', Voices From The Cape is an inspiring story set in the community of Aurukun. This two-part series for Message Stick documents a genuinely exciting approach to engaging young people from at-risk communities and inspiring them to use their voices again.
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