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Footprints On Our Land – Film Screening

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come to a free screening of films celebrating remarkable Aboriginal women.

On Thursday 7 June Belconnen Community Service presents a free screening of documentaries as part of its annual Respectexhibition series, that runs from Reconciliation Week in May till NAIDOC Week in July. The film program resonates with both the 2018 Reconciliation Week theme, Don’t Keep History a Mystery, and the 2018 NAIDOC Week theme, Because of her, we can!

The films are:

  • Footprints on Our Landa film exploring the life and legacy of Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Agnes Shea. This film is testament to a senior Elder whose tireless service welcoming people to Ngunnawal country, in the tradition of her people, has been a major force for Reconciliation in the ACT;
  • Emmie Wehr, a film about this country’s Australia’s first female Aboriginal horse trainer. Now in her late 70’s, Emmie Wehr is Alice Springs longest serving licensed horse trainer;
  • Winawaal: My Country, My Home, a film about Veronica McKeon who is a proud descendant of the Nyul Nyul people from the Dampierland Peninsular in Western Australia.

Please arrive at 6pm for a Welcome to Country followed by the film program of around 70 minutes. The screening will be followed by light refreshments.

Footprints on Our Land was produced by Tuggeranong Community Arts Association, directed by by highly respected documentary filmmaker Pat Fiske, and made in collaboration with emerging Indigenous filmmaker Nevanka McKeon, local cinematographers, Aunty Agnes’s family and the ACT Indigenous community.

Emmie Wehr was Directed by Larteasha Griffen and produced by Nevanka McKeon

Winawaal: My Country, My Home was directed by Nevanka McKeon, written and produced by Nevanka McKeon and Larteasha Griffen.

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