The film we made last year with the Pandanus Park Community, Our Community, Our Story, is being launched on 22nd March in Broome for the visit of the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples, Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. Another film of ours, Mardoowarra's Right to Life (2017), will also be screened during the visit of the Rapporteur. Stay tuned for updates!
An article published on March 4th, 2017, featuring Dr. Anne Poelina and two of our films in Croakey: https://croakey.org/climate-justice-a-call-to-broaden-science-with-indigenous-knowledge/
In this article by Marie McInerney, Dr. Anne Poelina calls for the recognition of Indigenous Knowledge and Science by Western Science, and highlights the importance of Indigenous Knowledge for humanity.
Anthrovision, Vaneasa Online Journal (European Journal of Visual Anthropology) has published my article in their 2016 Yearly Edition: Visual Creativity and Narrative Research in and on Oceania. This article (Jimbin Kaboo Yimardoowarra Marninil: Listening to Nyikina Women's Voices - Film as a Strategy of Resistance) talks about the use of collaborative film as a methodology in my PhD research, but also more broadly as an act of resistance to neo-colonial oppression, and an empowerment tool for marginalised voices. You can read it at: https://anthrovision.revues.org/2220
Looks like our film got a few re-runs on NITV! It was screened in May, June, August, October, November, December 2016, and February 2017, and is still available on SBS On Demand until April 22nd:
Anne Poelina, Jeannie Warbie, and myself, have just been officially invited by the organisers of Le Festival du Chamanisme to attend their amazing festival with more than 150 Indigenous Elders from all around the world, in France next year! They will screen the French version of our film, Trois Soeurs, Femmes de la Mardoowarra, and we have been invited to take part in various discussion panels and meetings... Exciting! More about the program here: Program PDF.
I am very honoured to announce that I am the recipient of the 2016 ANU Watervale Award! Every year, this Award recognises the importance of the work of a PhD Scholar at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies. $10,000 is awarded to the recipient to assist in the timely completion of their PhD research. I am very grateful to Ian and Laurel Fisher, the generous sponsors of this Award, for creating this opportunity for students who would otherwise not be able to access a scholarship (mature-age students, single parents, part-time students, etc.). Thank you!
In September and October 2016 we had the amazing opportunity to travel to South Australia to go and interview people on country about their views on the proposed nuclear waste dumps on their country. Our film, 'Protecting Country', featuring interviews with many Aboriginal people and Elders, and the beautiful Flinders Ranges country, will be completed in March/April 2017. In the meantime, you can tune in to our blog: http://www.magalimcduffie.com/travels/ and excerpts of some of the interviews: http://www.magalimcduffie.com/films/
Three Sisters, Women of High Degree, was screened at the 10th Native Spirits Festival in London on October 10th, 2016. The film was introduced by our friend Nicolas Beriot, Secretary-General of the Observatory of the Effects of Climate Change, Ministry of Ecology, France.
For more information, see programme here: http://www.nativespiritfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/0005-NATIVE-SPIRIT-FESTIVAL-7_16-Oct.pdf
And it looks like I am off to India in November... I am privileged to have been selected to attend an international workshop on Environmental Humanities: Ecology, Culture, and Intervention, at Jadavpur University, Kolkata! More information on this amazing course here:
On August 11th 2016 I had the opportunity to do a presentation of my research as part of the Talking Heads Seminar Series, Nulungu Research Institute, Notre Dame University, Broome: 'Development and Nyikina Women's Agency: The Importance of 'Booroo' in an International, Inter-cultural Space'.
On August 11th 2016 I was invited to take part in the Breakfast Show on Broome Goolarri Radio to talk about my work with Nyikina women and my upcoming research presentation at Notre Dame University. You can listen to the podcast here:
On August 10th I did a radio interview on 6DBY in Derby, with Dr. Anne Poelina, to invite people to come to the presentation of my research to Nyikina people, at the Pandanus Park Community.
French writer Delphine Hopital (L'Homme Qui Devint Chaman) screened the French version of Three Sisters (Trois Soeurs, Femmes de la Mardoowarra), at her book signing session in Lyon on May 21st, 2016. More info at:
It has just been confirmed that our film, Three Sisters, Women of High Degree, will be screened at the Native Spirit Festival in London in October! Stay tuned for upcoming program details...
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In April 2015, together with 15 French researchers working with Aboriginal Communities in Australia, I was a signatory of the letter published in the French and Australian Huffington Post against the proposal of Closure of Remote Aboriginal Communities in Western Australia.
Access the French Article here:
Access the Australian Article here: