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A Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority and Change Media collaboration.
As part of our ongoing groundbreaking cross-cultural partnership with Ngarrindjeri, Change Media has worked with the Ngarrindjeri Media Team, headed up by Luke Trevorrow, Clyde Rigney and Laurie Rankine Jnr, and the wider Ngarrindjeri community, to create a video to represent Ngarrindjeri culture, past and present, as part of the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority’s Indigenous Cultural Support program between October 2013 and June 2014.
The project included eight collaborative workshops with Ngarrindjeri community members and their media team. The script for the video was developed with thw Ngarrindjeri Media Team over several months to identify the best way to represent Ngarrindjeri culture and ongoing connection to their lands and waters.
The participants and stakeholders decided to use excerpts from the Ngarrindjeri Land and Sea management plan for the narration. The very poetic text was developed over years by Ngarrindjeri elders and had been approved by their leaders. We then workshopped the most appropriate and feasible way to visualize the narration, to be shot across 3 main areas of the vast and beautiful Ngarrindjeri lands and waters - in the Coorong, on the Murray River and at the Encounter coast around Pt. Elliot, Goolwa and Victor Harbor.
The result is an inspiring video featuring several generations of Ngarrindjeri, elders past and present, and the breadth of Ngarrindjeri culture, lands and water, heritage and other activities.
Producer: Carl Kuddell
Director: Jennifer Lyons-Reid
Writers: Ngarrindjeri Elders - edited selections from Ngarrindjeri Land and Sea Management Plan by Luke Trevorrow, Clyde Rigney Jnr and Laurie Rankine Jnr, in consultation with the NRA Board and Change Media
Production management: Luke Trevorrow, Laurie Rankine Jnr
Director of Photography: Johanis Lyons-Reid
Camera: Johanis Lyons-Reid [Change Media], Owen Love [Ngarrindjeri Media Team]
Editors: Johanis Lyons-Reid, Jennifer Lyons-Reid
Narrator: Ngarrindjeri Elder Major Sumner
Sound recording: Carl Kuddell
Participants and contributors include:
Auntie Ellen Trevorrow
Uncle Darrell Sumner
Uncle Major Sumner
Prof. Daryle Rigney
Prof. Steve Hemming
Ngarrindjeri community members
Ngarrindjeri heritage rangers
Tal Kin Jeri dancers
Ngarrindjeri Media Team: Laurie, Owen, Johnny and Daryl
This project was funded through the Australian Government Office for the Arts Indigenous Cultural Support, produced in collaboration with Change Media and the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority. For a full list of credits please visit changemedia.net.au
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