The Open House Project presents
For over a decade Message Sticks Festival has been showcasing award-winning Indigenous films from Australia and around the world, with a proud history of premiering the finest Australian works including Ivan Sen’s Beneath Clouds, Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilahand Beck Cole’s Here I Am.
In this specially curated schools program by Rhoda Roberts, Message Sticks Festivalwill continue to celebrate Indigenous storytelling, and will give students a broader understanding of Indigenous peoples and their cultures.
A Q&A led by our educators will offer students a rare opportunity to meet the filmmakers, actors and curator of the Festival.
“One of the best film festivals in Sydney… You don't need to be an expert on first cultures to check out this festival, you just need to be interested.”Concrete Playground, Sydney.
“Indigenous storytellers continue to surprise and move us with extraordinary stories from the cities and the bush. From traditional dreamtime tales to the challenges of contemporary Indigenous life, our filmmakers give an insider’s view of what it means to be a Black Australian in the twenty-first century.”Rachel Perkins, Blackfella Films.
Date: Tuesday 3 April 2012, 10am
Duration: 90 minutes including Q&A
Suitable for: Years 9-12
Key Learning Areas: Aboriginal Studies, Drama, English, Photography and Digital Media, PDHPE, Music
Teacher resources available.