6th & 7th October 2009 – Cinema Paradiso, Perth
One of Australia’s most popular film festivals invites you to view the world through the eyes of Australian Indigenous filmmakers.
Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival 2009, presented by the Australian Film Commission and Black Screen, is curated by renowned Indigenous filmmakers Rachel Perkins and Darren Dale. Showcasing the talents of Indigenous Australians in the film industry, the films tell the stories of Aboriginal life and experiences, reflecting traditional cultures, the affinity with the land, and the love and the struggles from the past to the present as they intimately share their worlds, their stories, and their humour.
Message Sticks is currently touring nationally and will be screening in WA in October on the following dates:
6 & 7 October, 2009 – Cinema Paradiso, Perth
19 & 20 October, 2009 – Orana Cinema, Geraldton
This is a free event. For film screenings and session times contact the venues or visit www.afc.gov.au/blackscreen to download a program.
If this gives you an apetite for Indigenous films, be sure to have a look at the many Western Australian Indigenous films in the State Library’s collections. These are a wonderful way to learn more about Aboriginal culture and to celebrate these unique stories. You can find films through our online catalogue. Enjoy!