|First Hand Project|
First Hand is a cultural training and media project for young Indigenous people in Melbourne and regional areas. The project gives young Koories the skills to explore questions of culture and identity through the moving image.
During late 2004 and early 2005, participants completed training in communications, media and cultural studies, practical workshops in video production and a scriptwriting workshop held in the Screen Pit at ACMI. Community elders from metropolitan and regional areas (including Uncle Wally Cooper, Aunty Joy Wandin-Murphy and Uncle Sandy Atkinson) facilitated discussions about Indigenous culture and identity.
Join us for the launch at ACMI Cinemas of the documentaries produced by the participants of the First Hand Project.first hand > launch screening
MA15+Gone But Not Forgotten
Sonia Harrison, 5 mins, Australia, 2005Old Man
Amy Gordon, 6 mins, Australia 2005Memory
Jacy Alberts-Pevitt, 7 mins, Australia, 2005In This Place Again
Tim Kanoa, 7 mins, Australia, 2005No Dedication (No Education)
Ballarat Aboriginal Co-op Youth Group, 5mins, Australia, 2005Possum's Tale
Josie Atkinson, 8 mins, Australia, 2005
This collection of extraordinary documentaries will later be exhibited at the Koorie Heritage Trust 's new multimedia exhibition space in July and August, to coincide with NAIDOC Week Victoria. They will also screen on Songlines on Channel 31, and eventually will become part of the Memory Grid - ACMI's unique interactive exhibition space for short films.