Nandeebie Screen is a significant new event for indigenous film in Queensland and a unique opportunity to hear the stories of the Navajo, Sami, Ni-Vanuatu, West Papua, Sahrawi and many more in the lead up to this year’s National Reconciliation Week.
Produced by local indigenous film-maker and artist Tamara Whyte and exploring themes of science, eldership, art resistance, ceremony, gender fluidity, virtual reality and some homage to modern day icons, the program will be sure to provoke thought and engage viewers with First Peoples' voices. Nandeebie Screen will bring an eclectic mix of short and feature films, documentaries and digital arts screenings together at Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) in Nandeebie (Cleveland) on the lands of the Quandamooka people.
There will be 12 films screened in the RPAC Concert Hall including: the spectacularly shot and emotionally gripping When Two Worlds Collide, about an indigenous environmental activist's attempts to stop the destruction of the Amazon; the New Zealand vampire horror-comedy What We Do in the Shadows; Scorsese’s remastered version of Black Girl (La Noire de) about a black girl from Senegal who becomes a servant in France; and Navajo Math Circles which documents the lively collaboration between Navajo children and mathematicians from around the world.
There will also be an opportunity to see a wide range of community films for FREE throughout the weekend starting at 10am each day. Screenings on the RPAC Lawn include Kaha:wi – The Cycle of Life by award-winning Mohawk dancer and choreographer Santee Smith; the documentary Life is Waiting, about referendum and resistance in Western Sahara; and Great Grandmothers, about three unknown indigenous heroines from across the globe, who play an important role in maintaining and passing on the cultural heritage to the young. There will also be a FREE bonus screening of locally produced short film Refraction, about an indigenous Australian man who finds a connection with his past in a chance encounter with a foreigner, on Saturday at 1pm in the RPAC Concert Hall.
From locally produced pieces, to works from our brothers and sisters in the Pacific, to the Americas, the Arctic Circle and the deserts of the Sahara, this will be a film and screen journey through the world of First Peoples not to be missed at Redland Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May.
Make sure you check out the full program now and book your tickets for the Concert Hall screenings or plan for a relaxing day on the RPAC lawn watching the FREE screenings. Read more >>
Concert Hall Screenings: Single Film $10, Day Pass $24, Weekend Pass $39
Outdoor Screenings: FREE, no bookings required
Bookings and full program: visit www.rpac.com.au or call the RPAC Box Office on 3829 8131 (booking fees are $4.10 per transaction by phone and $3 per ticket online).