In 1993, Tracey Moffatt directed this horror cult classic which popularised her as the first Aboriginal woman to direct a feature length film.
Bedevil is a trilogy of supernatural stories inspired by ghost tales Moffatt heard as a child. Prepare to be spooked and join us this October as we discuss the Bedevil trilogy in preparation for Halloween.
We’ll be joined by Hayley Millar Baker, a Gunditjmara artist who works in photography and film, and whose 2021 photo series I Will Survive, drew on "childhood memories of imparted cautionary tales and instructions for surviving in the bush… based on stories that have been passed down in the form of warnings, myths, ghost stories and hauntings." Millar Baker will yarn to us about the influence that Moffatt’s Bedevil and other works had on her growing up, how she works with memory and horrific tales, and how her latest exploration into video art is expanding her photographic practice.
Watch the film on SBS on Demand before attending the session
We’re proud to co-present this month’s session with Ngarrimili for Indigenous Business Month. Ngarrimili nurture and support business and entrepreneurship opportunities amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Victoria.
About our host
Bryan Andy is a Yorta Yorta man from Cummeragunja, NSW. He is a freelance writer, arts advocate and the current convenor of OutBlack – Victoria's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and Queer mob.
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You will need to be a member of the First Nations Film Club to attend this session. By becoming a member of the Club, you'll also get a range of ACMI member benefits.
First Nations Film Club
Watch films from ACMI's collection and beyond, looking back on the trailblazing storytellers and seminal works that have paved the way for First Peoples stories on screen.
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