Kuuyang Maar is the name of a short documentary that I made for the Aboriginal Gambling Working Party in south west Victoria.
Kuuyang (Eel/Fish) Maar (Group)
In May, I was invited out to Framlingham Aboriginal Mission in south west Victoria, to document a fishing competition that was organised by the Aboriginal Gambling Working Party.
The fishing competition was held as a Responsible Gambling Week event and the idea was to get the mob together to do something socially and culturally significant and to create awareness around the negative impacts of gambling.
In the documentary, traditional custodians of the country of south west Victoria, shared their childhood stories of fishing along the Hopkins River and the cultural significance of the eel.
The documentary has the theme that good health is achieved through connection to community.
The film was screened at NAIDOC Celebrations at south west Healthcare in Warrnambool.
Funded by Victorian Responsible Gambling Association, Southwest Healthcare, Bethany, Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative, Kirrae Health Service, Gamblers Helpline, Southwest PCP, Closing The Gap Program
You’re invited to a public screening of the Mortlake Shines Filmmaking Project!
Between April – June 2013, I worked with 10 primary school aged students to create short documentaries on people in the Mortlake community. I mentored the students through the process of creating a short documentary film using their iPads to film and edit their stories. The films can now be viewed on the Mortlake Shines Weebly. Or, to meet the young filmmakers and get an idea of the impact of their films, you can join us at the screening on August 1st in Mortlake.
Sure, the project and the process was hard at times, as the students will tell you on their blog.