The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in people’s daily lives.

In Australia, of the estimated original 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, only around 120 are still spoken. HRAFF is proud to present our inaugural First Nations shorts program in partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre and Winda Film Festival. Join us for a tribute to the vibrancy of Indigenous film with this program of shorts all in Indigenous languages.

 

NIMINJARRA
Curtis Taylor (Warnman) / Australia / Martu Wangka with English subtitles / 11 mins
Two dissatisfied young men transformed themselves into snakes (“Jila Kujarra”) to make their way home from law ceremony to their mother in the west.

YULUBIDYI (UNTIL THE END)
Nathan Mewett & Curtis Taylor / Australia / Martu Wangka with English subtitles / 2018 / 12 mins
A young Aboriginal man helps his disabled brother escape from their abusive life with the aid of a Mamu (Dreaming Creature).

TJAWA TJAWA
Mark Moora / Australia / Kukatja with English subtitles / 2015 Duration / 12 mins
A Ngarti traditional story about a group of women who travelled from Roebourne to the Great Sandy Desert in search of husbands.

MARRIMARRIGUN
Kimberley West / Australia / English and Yawuru with English subtitles / 2017 / 13 mins
During the incoming tide, two young boys find themselves stranded on the sandbar, lost to their people forever. 

JACOB
Dena Curtis / Australia / Warrumungu with English Subtitles / 2010 / 12 mins
Gina, a young Aboriginal mother finds herself in a predicament when her husband Max returns home and learns the truth about baby Jacob.

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This film is for audiences aged 15+.

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Footscray Community Arts Centre
Melbourne

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$10 Full / $7 Concession

 

A HRAFF Film Pass cannot be redeemed as this is a special event.

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