Indigenous culture is part of film fest

South Western Times

IndigifestOZ will screen in Bunbury for the first time on August 27, with Maker and Co and Yaka Dandjoo partnering to present the WA premiere of the Namatjira Project.

The documentary follows influential indigenous artist Albert Namatjira and his family’s quest to regain the copyright over his famous watercolour artworks.

The CinefestOZ side bar event will see the documentary screened at Grand Cinemas Bunbury, followed by a question and answer session at Maker and Co.

Maker and Co creative director Collette McEntee said the event was about bringing together different sections of the community to engage in a cultural experience.

“What is not happening enough yet is for Bunbury to showcase its Aboriginal heritage, so any steps we can take together in bringing Aboriginal culture, heritage and stories to the forefront of premium events in Bunbury is a really positive step,” she said.

Yaka Dandjoo chairwoman Karen Jetta said the event would provide a network for people to connect with each other and Aboriginal culture.

“It’s good to create that community spirit amongst everybody – it’s not just about looking after our own, its about reconciling,” she said.

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