Cultural Flows Films in Sydney

Join us for the Sydney Premiere of the Cultural Flows Films: two powerfully-shot documentaries that explore Indigenous Australian’s deep connections to the rivers and waterways in their Country.

Wed September 11, at 6.30pm.

Produced over two years in communities alongside the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers, the films reveal the vital role of naturally flowing waterways in maintaining country, culture and community.

University of Sydney, Education Faculty Building (building A35) Lecture Theatre 351. For a map of the venue: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/about/location/

Facebook page for the event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/192394394263801/

background

Indigenous communities across Australia are campaigning for a fundamental water reform that will empower them to protect their culture and care for Country. Just as Indigenous people continue to fight tirelessly to win land rights, now a growing campaign seeks to restore rights to water for cultural, spiritual and economic purposes. The campaign for 'cultural water' allocations will challenge and enhance the way rivers are managed across the country

Unfortunately, most Australians are unaware of these far-reaching changes. That’s where Friends of the Earth comes in.

In partnership with the Wadi Wadi and Mutthi Mutthi Indigenous communities, Friends of the Earth has developed two 25 minute documentaries called “Cultural Flows”. These films provide Traditional Owners, elders and families with a powerful medium to express their connection to rivers and their exceptional knowledge of river health and management. The films convey Indigenous aspirations to have their voices heard regarding the allocation of water to cultural and ecological assets in their Country.