Ranger documentary in the FRAIM as finalist

Posted: October 10th, 2022

A seven-minute documentary about the Nyangumarta ranger team was shortlisted for an Indigenous Community Television (ICTV) Video Award at the Festival of Remote Australian Indigenous Moving Image (FRAIM) last week.

Recognised in the Best Our Way Video category, Nyangumarta – From Desert to the Sea documents the skills of a First Nations ranger group including fire management, feral animal control, fauna and flora monitoring, weed management, water monitoring, cultural heritage protection, collecting and transferring Traditional Ecological Knowledge and tourism development.

FRAIM is a gathering of Indigenous video-makers from around remote Australia for three days of workshops, peer-to-peer sharing, showcasing of work and discussions about issues specific to the Indigenous screen sector in remote areas of Australia.

The Nyangumarta rangers program operates with support from YMAC’s Land and Sea Management unit. They previously featured in Marrngumili Warrarn Muwarr Pirraja – Sharing Desert Stories, a documentary finalist in the Earth Futures Festival.

Watch Nyangumarta – From Desert to the Sea online

Nyangumarta rangers in the documentary Nyangumarta – From Desert to the Sea.

The Nyangumarta rangers featured in the documentary.