Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival

The Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival hit the road in June and will tour to nine venues around Australia, visiting Adelaide, Canberra, Townsville, Broome, Perth, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin and Melbourne.

Celebrating its 11th year, the Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival returns with more remarkable storytelling. This year’s festival focuses on a new crop of indigenous filmmakers from Australia and abroad showcasing the great diversity of indigenous culture and artists.

Some of the films shown at the Festival:

(Australia, documentary, 51 min, 2009)
Director: Genevieve Grieves
Producer: Darren Dale

Lani’s Story follows a woman’s experience of two relationships – one she has to escape to survive, the other she cannot survive without. It is a moving and intimate portrait of a young Aboriginal woman’s journey from victim to victor, from a broken and violent relationship to discovering the redemptive power of love. Lani’s Story also explores the impact of intergenerational violence within a family and community and how the courage of one person can transform the lives of others.

(Australia, short, 6 min, 2009)
Director: Ella Geia
Producer: Penny Smallacombe

Nundhirribala is not a dreamer; the mental images he has during sleep are interpreted in song and dance, to add to an already rich culture. This is a story of a dream that became reality and changed the course of one man’s personal and cultural life.

See full listing here

Images and Source: Blackfella Films


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