Country, Culture, People, Future

Indigenous Documentary

Paddy Poland documentary to air on NITV

Posted: December 8th, 2016

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A WA-produced documentary about Malgana man Jimmy “Paddy” Poland will be shown on NITV (SBS) over the next three years.

“Shark Bay Salt Water Stories: Yarning with Jimmy” is a collection of stories looking at Jimmy’s life growing up around the Gutharraguda (Shark Bay) area over nine decades.

The film tells his stories about growing up in the Shark Bay community, how he worked as a fisherman, stockman, shearing hand, and cook, and how he learned how to carve pearl shell, emu eggs and boab nuts from his father.

You can watch an excerpt here and learn more about the film at the Facebook page here.

Free screenings of Utopia by John Pilger

Posted: January 7th, 2014

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Murdoch University will be holding a free screening Utopia, a  new documentary by award winning journalist John Pilger. The film explores  the oldest continuous human culture and the untold story of Aboriginal people in Australian history.

Free Screening
Murdoch University
Kim Beazley Theatre
6pm, 23rd January

For more information and to rsvp click here.

Black Impact: Indigenous Australia documentary competition

Posted: May 18th, 2012

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Screen Australia and ABC television are calling on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers to submit one hour documentary proposals for ‘Black Impact’, a special initiative which aims to give voice to distinctive Indigenous Australian stories.

Documentary ideas should be bold, creative and deliver fresh insights into contemporary Black Australian life. The four most most original ideas will be developed, with two chosen for possible television production.

Each application must have Indigenous Australians in key creative roles.

The deadline for applications is 5:00pm Friday, 25 May 2012.

For guidelines and eligibilty, visit the Screen Australia website or contact the Indigenous Department of Screen Australia by phoning (02) 8113 5974, or by email

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