2017

NITV, SBS and Reconciliation Australia partner to launch the Reconciliation Film Club

 16 October 2017


Media Release


NITV, SBS and Reconciliation Australia have proudly partnered to launch the Reconciliation Film Club, an online platform that supports organisations in hosting screenings of a curated selection of Indigenous documentaries from Australia’s leading Indigenous filmmakers.

As part of their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), organisations are encouraged to host a screening to bring staff together to develop a deeper understanding of Indigenous people’s perspectives and histories, ignite conversation and spark change.


The initiative launches with NITV commissioned films, Erica Glynn’s In My Own Words, Trisha Morton-Thomas’ Occupation: Native, Tyson Mowarin’s Connection to Country (part of NITV’s You Are Here landmark documentary series) and Steven McGregor’s Servant or Slave.


NITV Channel Manager, Tanya Orman said, “These compelling NITV documentary films were not created to be watched just once, but were commissioned as resource tools which address issues on cultural heritage, national identity, justice and equality.
“We are thrilled to engage with Reconciliation Australia to launch the Reconciliation Film Club and to bring a greater understanding of Indigenous people’s perspectives to organisations across Australia.”


“The Film Club offers RAP partners an opportunity to further engage their staff in cultural learning and build respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures,” said Reconciliation Australia’s General Manager, RAPs Darryl Monaghan.


“I hope all the organisations we work with, and others, take up this opportunity to explore the Film Club’s selection of great, contemporary Indigenous Australian films.”


The Reconciliation Film Club website hosts downloadable screening kits, discussion guides, feature articles and ideas to support a successful event. More documentaries will be continually added, including Warwick Thornton’s We Don’t Need a Map to join early next year after its cinema release.


For more info about the documentaries and to book a screening, visit: sbs.com.au/reconciliationfilmclub