• Uncle Michael Jarrett, a Gumbaynggirr Elder and Language teacher from Nambucca heads tells the story of the Muurrbay Bundani (Tree of Life). (NITV)Source: NITV
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.
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MONDAY 3rd August 6:30pm

SURVIVING: Stories of belonging

Episode 3, Edward Watkin

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Double Wire PRODUCTIONS – QLD

Focusing on our some of our next generation of Indigenous entrepreneurs, their journey and leadership approaches in becoming a successful blackfella in Australia business. Edward Watkin Jr is a leadership strategist who works to build leadership capacity in communities. He works directly on community; with community organisations; and with whole communities building the leadership capacity within the community.

 

TUESDAY 4th August 6:30 pm

DESPERATE MEASURES: Stories of our history and political movements

Episode 3, Umbakumba

PRODUCTION COMPANY: ANINDILYAKWA LAND – NT

Interviews with a number of the old people talking about Umbakumba one of the few independent communities when it was established in the 1930’s.

 

WEDNESDAY 5th August 6:30pm

OUR FOOTPRINT: Stories of our country by our Elders

Episode 3, Beryl Van-Oploo

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Metro Screen – NSW

Aunty Beryl is a respected Elder of the Redfern community. She is a great advocate for providing opportunities for young Indigenous people in particular, those who had been long term unemployed and for whom ongoing work or a career seemed impossible. Her own life has been one of transformation since she first came to Redfern in the fifties.  Now in her mid-seventies she’s imparting her knowledge and skills to mentor her students who are often long term unemployed and often with little schooling, into stable work and ultimately careers.

 

THURSDAY 6th August 6:30pm

AROUND THE CAMPFIRE: Stories from our Communities

Episode 3, Birubi

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Metro Screen – NSW

Birubi is the traditional name for Stockton Beach, which is a 32km stretch from Stockton to Anna Bay. It has a huge cultural significance for the area. The earliest inhabitants of the beach were the Worimi tribe, the traditional owners of Port Stephens who spoke the Gathang language. Birubi is about the cultural history of Stockton Beach.

 

SATURDAY 8th August 7pm

UNEARTHED: inspirations from our youth

Episode 3, Cassandra Williams

PRODUCTION COMPANY: CAAMA PRODUCTIONS – NT

Music has always been a constant part of Cassandra Williams life. Her natural musical talent, powerful vocals and song writing skills have been showcased well beyond the small Aboriginal community of Ntaria where she grew up. Having completed a music course in Adelaide at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music.

 

SUNDAY 9th August 7pm

NGURRA: STORIES IN OUR LANGUAGES

Episode 3, Muurrbay Bundani

PRODUCTION COMPANY: 3rd Space Mob – NSW

Uncle Michael Jarrett, a Gumbaynggirr Elder and Language teacher from Nambucca heads tells the story of the Muurrbay Bundani (Tree of Life).