New collaboration with Historian Lorina Barker kicks off publicly with fundraiser

Posted: May 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

SVM has been in pre-production on a third collaboration with historian Lorina Barker on a 10 minute Doc called My Grandmother’s Country. 

Mentoring on script development and assembling crew. Will also provide second camera operation, working alongside former mentee Brendan Blacklock. SVM will also edit the piece. Producer – Fran Dobbie. A Metro Screen Breaks project. Shooting late June in Bourke, Brewarrina & Tibooburra.

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Lorina’s summary of the project:
“This project will draw together the documentary evidence, including archival records and academic research both written and oral, with my family/community members’ stories, memories and experiences. This film will also add to existing literature about the Wangkumara people’s culture, history and forced removal in 1938 to Brewarrina Aboriginal Station, known to the residents as ‘The Mission’ or ‘Old Mission’ and the Wangkumara people’s walk-off in 1941 because of unbearable living conditions at ‘The Mission’.

It is both a personal and collective account of the impact of past government policies on Aboriginal people. More importantly, it retraces visually through film the journey home to Country (Tibooburra).”

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