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July 16, 2024

NAIDOC week features local First Nations filmmakers

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17th Annual Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening.

Nine unique short films from talented First Nations filmmakers will be screened July 9 at the Byron Theatre as part of this year’s NAIDOC theme, ‘Keep The Fire Burning! Blak, Loud And Proud’.

Organisers say three of the films from the Flickerfest Indigenous Spotlight program are from Northern Rivers creative teams. 

Djalubuyan Nahra, shot in New Brighton and across the Northern Rivers, is described as a moving personal family drama by award-winning local First Nations filmmaker Jahvis Loveday and a talented young crew.

It tells the poignant true story of his little sister, Nahra, returning to country.

Also on the bill is animation Duwarra Wujarra, winner of Best Australian animation at Flickerfest 2024, and created by Eltham animation director, Brent McKee and animator Craig Martin.

The third locally-produced film is Coming Home Cabbage Tree Island, which is a contemporary post-flood story from One Vision Productions and the Cabbage Tree Island community.

Doors open at 5.30pm. For more info visit: 17th Annual Arakwal NAIDOC Week Film Screening.

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