Birrarangga Film Festival 2019 TYPECAST + ACMI PRESENT

Beautiful Sunshine - In Conversation with Allara Briggs Pattison

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Beautiful Sunshine is a documentary following Allara Briggs Pattison, a Yorta Yorta musician, composer and climate justice activist on her journey of identity and connection with her family, Country and culture.

In this panel discussion, we speak with Melbourne based musician Allara, a young Yorta Yorta woman, about her journey to reconnect with her family and culture. Along her journey, Allara learns of her family’s ongoing fight for recognition as the Traditional Owners of southern New South Wales and northern Victoria.

This is a story to inspire all, but in particular, to encourage and exhilarate younger generation Indigenous Australians to maintain and re-connect with their families and Country, encouraging a traditional flow of language, culture and history while sharing a strength to heal from the intergenerational trauma many Indigenous people feel, caused through colonisation.

The documentary, Beautiful Sunshine, is appropriately titled after a loose translation of Allara’s Aboriginal name.

Guest: Allara Briggs Pattison

Moderator: Eugenia Flynn