Kuuyang (Eel/Fish) Maar (Group) is the name of a short documentary that I made for the Aboriginal Gambling Working Party in south west Victoria.
In May, I was invited out to Framlingham Aboriginal Mission in south west Victoria, to document a fishing competition that was organised by the Aboriginal Gambling Working Party.
The fishing competition was held as a Responsible Gambling Week event and the idea was to get the mob together to do something socially and culturally significant and to create awareness around the negative impacts of gambling.
In the documentary, traditional custodians of the country of south west Victoria, shared their childhood stories of fishing along the Hopkins River and the cultural significance of the eel.
The documentary will has the sub theme that good health is achieved through connection to community. There is a small segment that focuses on gambling, that it is impacting on the spiritual and emotional wellbeing of the community and the importance of taking local action to address issues impacting on the health of Aboriginal people.