Aboriginal short films to be shown for NAIDOC Week

A still from the movie Bush Mechanics, which will be shown at the Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2015 at Byron Theatre. Photo Contributed
A still from the movie Bush Mechanics, which will be shown at the Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2015 at Byron Theatre. Photo Contributed Contributed

A SELECTION of Aboriginal short films will be shown in the 8th Arakwal NAIDOC Week Screening 2015.

The Arakwal Corporation, Flickerfest & iQ are thrilled to present this selection of inspiring films selected from the finalists of Flickerfest 2015.

Come along and enjoy these unique stories from incredible aboriginal filmmakers & support the celebration of the culture of our first Australians in NAIDOC week with this programme of amazing films.

Highlights include:

Bush Mechanics - 11m 30s

In the central Australian desert, four Warlpiri men travel to visit a powerful elder at a remote outstation. On the road they must overcome mechanical mishaps and the trickery of a mischievous spirit. It will take all of their bush ingenuity to keep their car running and themselves alive. View trailer here.

One Fine Day - 10min

Trying to stay strong for her family on what proves to be a distressing and difficult day, a young woman comes to realize that some things in life are beyond her control. All that is left is love and hope.

High Tide - 10min

Can Jamie set his fishing line aside for one night in order to catch the girl of his dreams?

How Do We Get To Space: Love Punks and Satellite Sisters  - 27min

Something is happening in one of the hottest & most remote places of the world… In the small Aboriginal community of Ieramagadu (Roebourne), Western Australia, an unlikely group of 11-year olds wearing found objects, wacky hats and face paint create the world's first Aboriginal interactive comic book, NEOMAD.

Tuesday July 7, The Byron Theatre, 6.30pm.

Tickets are available at The Byron Theatre & online or at door. $10/$8

A fundraiser for the Arakwal Corporation & supported by the Indigenous Coordination Centre.
 


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