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Celebrating Our Stories: Films from Western Australia

Join us for a unique opportunity to see Indigenous Elders from across WA reflecting on their accomplishments, lives and culture in a series of films by Indigenous filmmakers.
Indigenous Communities Stories (ICS) are films of Indigenous Elders from across WA reflecting on their lives, providing a unique opportunity for these remarkable stories to be shared. The films feature desert and town stories in different languages and explore varied facets of Indigenous history and culture including Stolen Generation, art and music.
“Capturing and celebrating these Elders’ stories and communities before they are lost forever has been so vital.It has been an honour and privilege to be involved in this program. I’d like to thank all the brave Story Owners who have shared their life stories, personal achievements and community history with the ICS team, and trusted us to capture their stories. I hope that the future generations will continue to capture Indigenous stories on film.” Devina McPherson, Screenwest Indigenous Program Manager
Films (each film runs for approximately 15 minutes):
Alf Taylor directed by Irma Woods and Karla Hart
Bigali Hanlon directed by Mitch Torres
Cedric Jacobs directed by Karla Hart
Laurel Nannup directed by Mitch Torres
Date: Monday 1 to Friday 5 July 2019

Time: 4 films on a loop from 12pm to 2pm

Venue: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth

Please join us for this free event, no bookings required.




This event is run in partnership with Screenwest, Lotterywest, Rio Tinto, the Healing Foundation and the Western Australian Museum and is supported by Gilbert + Tobin.
Image: artistic impression of Perth as it may have appeared in 1827 (looking west from the Claise Brook entry to the Swan River across the lakes of central Perth). Copyright: Edith Cowan University 2014.
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    Event Showings

    Mon to Fri | 12pm - 2pm

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    Free event

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    City of Perth Library

    573 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000

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