Native Title Microdoc and collaborating with Lorina Barker again.

Posted: July 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

In June SVM collaborated again with historian Lorina Barker, to produce a 3 minute micro-documentary for submission to the Call To Country Indigenous Documentary project being run by the Indigenous unit of Screen Australia and the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission).

This follows our collaboration in 2008 on Lorina’s first short film A Shearer’s Life .  
With Yarnin bout Native Title in Our Backyard, Lorina has tackled the personal side of one of the most contentious and unresolved issues in Australian society today – Native Title.
Rather than restate the issue , government policy or the intractable debate around the issue, Lorina is interested in the personal, the grass routes viewpoints and understanding of the issue and the effect, if any, that the way it plays out in Australian society today has on the individual and their community.
Made within 6 days, from reading the submission brief to sketching out a concept, shooting 5 interviews and two days of editing and then showing an approval cut to the participants. 
Lorina has produced a 3 minute sampler that indicates the line she wants to take in a longer piece that delves further into the personal perspective on Native Title, Land Rights and Aboriginal Sovereignty almost a generation on from the landmark case of the Wik people and the Mabo determination.
While not made for public distribution or broadcast the piece can be viewed with Lorina’s permission at SVM’s channel on Vimeo.


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