March 17, 2010: Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan – Ngarrindjeri’s Being Heard selected for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2010 in New York City!
Fantastic news for the Ngarrindjeri youth media team – their film, Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan, made during a Change Media workshop in 2009, has been selected to screen as part the international 3rd Edition of Youth Producing Change at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2010.
“On behalf of the Selection Committee of the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival (HRWIFF), we are pleased to inform you that your film Nukkan.Kungun.Yunnan – Ngarrindjeri’s Being Heard has been selected for YOUTH PRODUCING CHANGE (YPC) at the 21st Human Rights Watch Int’l Film Festival. The film was selected from a pool of over 250 submissions made by youth from across the globe. The power of this film is a great achievement, and we offer our deep congratulations to the youth filmmakers and to your organization. We are thrilled to be able to include it in our festival this year.” [John Biaggi, Director, and Jennifer Nedbalsk, Program Manager, HRWIFF ]
The 21st HRWIFF will take place June 11-24, 2010 at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater in NYC. The YPC program will be screened up to two times during these dates. The exact dates of the screening will be provided at a later date, along with filmmakers’ attendance to the festival. In addition to the screening at the 21st HRWIFF, your film will be screened in the following venues:
HRWIFF, Boston: Fall 2010 (dates tba)
HRWIFF, London: March 2011 (dates tba)
HRWIFF, San Francisco: Spring 2011 (dates tba)
HRWIFF Traveling Film Festival (sites tba)
The YPC program will also be included in:
Adobe Youth Voices and Human Rights Watch websites
HRWIFF High School teacher’s lending library
This is a great success for this empowering, peer-produced documentary and adds further support to the Ngarrindjeri’s struggle to save the Coorong and the Lower Lakes. Congratulations to Edie, Mel, Rita, Vic and Veronica and their whole team at Camp Coorong and Raukkan Aboriginal Community!
The program was supported through the Australian Government, Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Indigenous Cultural Support, the Australia Council for the Arts Creative Community Partnership Initiative, the Arts SA Partnerships for Healthy Communities and Apple Australia.