We’ve devoted this edition of Reconciliation News to the arts.
The thoughtful voice of film director Rachel Perkins whose work includes First Australians, Mabo and Redfern Now comes through clearly as she reveals her passion for filmmaking.
In this edition, you’ll read about:
- The Aria-winning team of Mark Grose and Michael Hohnen, directors of Skinnyfish, who are the driving force behind the amazing musical success of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and many other Indigenous artists
- Riding the Black Cockatoo, an uplifting story of one man’s emotional reconciliation journey that profoundly alters the course of his life
- Children’s author John Danalis’s frank interview about his interface with Aboriginal culture really touches the heart
- Alison Page’s informative article on her Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance shows how a great idea coupled with community support and cooperation can invigorate an entire region
- Black Diggers, which held its world premiere at the Sydney Festival. Featuring an all-Aboriginal cast, Black Diggers is the 100-year-old untold story of Aboriginal soldiers who fought for their country in World War I, despite not even being regarded as Australians by the government of the time.
Reconciliation News, December 2013