Last week was both exciting and super busy. We had a lot of events happening in kuril dhagun that involved storytelling and film and I’m feeling really fortunate to have met new contacts, caught up with old friends and learnt so much in the space of a week.
The Colorise festival – eARTh renewal was on Monday and Tuesday nights. I particularly liked the Weaving Baskets and Screen Stories night where there was a screening of a selection of international screen work from cyberTribe’s SOLID SCREEN & IMAGINEnative film and media art festival from 2013. It was an all woman’s group and we weaved and watched the films then listened to some storytelling. There is an interest to start up an Indigenous woman’s group that meet regularly, if anyone is interested feel free to contact me for details.
Tuesday night also had the Night by the Fire which had Uncle Bob Weatherall talk about ancestral remains and repatriation. We had a great turn out and it was really fascinating to hear his vast experience and personal journey. If you missed the talk, I recorded the conversation and it will be online within the coming days and available to view on the SLQ Webcast page by the end of the week.
Make sure you coming along to the remaining events in our Repatriation series;
28 Oct – Institutional process with Leonie Coghill
5 Nov – FORUM: Remains and repatriation — links to the past
kuril dhagun was also lucky enough to have The Production Line Masterclass held in our space. Bacon Factory Films ran an awesome 2 day program that featured industry professionals being part of a series of interactive panels, giving the emerging Queensland Indigenous filmmakers invaluable advice and anecdotes from the field.
The workshop brought over 30 Indigenous film makers from over the state. I was really excited to see Ivan Sen here, but all the speakers were really engaging and gave good practical advice. Check out other opportunities for emerging Indigenous film makers on their website www.baconfactoryfilms.com/production-line .