Our Stories Our Way is the most unique storytelling in Australia. Emerging filmmakers from regional and remote areas of the country share stories of our life, our history, our elders, our communities, our events, our youth and our cultures.
5 Aug 2015 - 8:18 PM  UPDATED 6 Aug 2015 - 10:35 AM

MONDAY 10th August 6:30pm

SURVIVING: Stories of belonging

Episode 4, Bev Hand

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Bacon Factory Films - QLD

Proud Kabi Kabi Elder Bev Hand is on a mission to conserve and re-culturate. Bev signed a 3-year lease with the then government for Mimburi 400 acres of land, which is significant Kabi Kabi country, her connection to the land is string and vital. The lease expires in May 2015 and the land will be sold, her home and custodianship is under threat.

 

 

TUESDAY 11th August 6:30 pm

DESPERATE MEASURES: Stories of our history and political movements

Episode 4, Verne In Vietnam

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Bacon Factory Films - QLD

Verne Hopkins lived through the Vietnam War, as part of the 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment 9th Platoon Charlie Company, but has just been a part of a hard-fought battle, here in Brisbane.

 

WEDNESDAY 12th August 6:30pm

OUR FOOTPRINT: Stories of our country by our Elders

Episode 4, Peggy Tidyman

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Double Wire PRODUCTIONS - QLD

Aunty Peggy Tidyman is a respected Elder in Logan, a leading member of the Logan District Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Corporation for Elders, past Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Association and respected Education Counsellor in the Queensland Education Department for nearly thirty years.

 

THURSDAY 13th August 6:30pm

AROUND THE CAMPFIRE: Stories from our Communities

Episode 4, Two Moons with Andrew Bowles

PRODUCTION COMPANY: PAKAM - WA

Andrew Bowles is a Nyul Nyul man and long term resident of the Dampier Peninsula. For years Andrew had been told by the elders, now long gone, that Pender Bay was an ancient whale ground. Through this knowledge and the knowledge of this being his ancestral land, Andrew started Two Moons, an outstation run by the Goojar Goonyool Aboriginal Corporation and he made it his goal to protect the area from development.

 

SATURDAY 15th August 7pm

UNEARTHED: inspirations from our youth

Episode 4, The Dreamtime Project

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Wawili Pitjas - WA

The Dreamtime Project workshops is a 30 week innovative, holistic program set to empower young indigenous women on a  journey of self-discovery with a focus on the wellbeing of our Aboriginal youth in areas of spirituality, culture, morals, self-respect, emotional, social and physical. The workshops are facilitated at Kurongkurl Katitjin Gallery, Edith Cowan University, at the Mount Lawley campus, providing a space where their young participant women can connect, have fun, learn and grow.

 

 

SUNDAY 16th August 7pm

NGURRA: STORIES IN OUR LANGUAGES

Episode 4, Joyce Wymarra Big City

PRODUCTION COMPANY: No Coincidence – NSW

Joyce Wymarra grew up under the Act of the White Australia Policy on Thursday Island -originally from Badu. The conditions on Thursday Island where similar to that of the apartheid; whites and blacks were segregated and Joyce was not allowed to speak her native Badu language, Kala Lagaw Ya in school. Later, Joyce married and moved to Sydney where she had to learn how to navigate the big city.