NAIDOC Week in Hong Kong & Macau – 3-10 July 2022
The first week of July is NAIDOC Week—a time where Australia celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Here at the Consulate, we are listening to and learning from First Nations storytellers, with a digital double bill of animated short films ‘Lifeblood’ and ‘Ngayuku Papa – Tiny (My Dog – Tiny)’.
Available on demand until 10 July 2022, in Hong Kong and Macau only.
About the films:
Directed, produced and written by Nicholas Tory, with writers Jonathan Nix, Aunty Dot Martin and Phil Sullivan, Lifeblood is a stunning exploration of Bourke Shire’s landscape, First Nations history and folklore that brings to our attention the resilience of the natural environment and the land’s inhabitants.
NGAYUKU PAPA – TINY (MY DOG – TINY) (2018)
Image credit: Ngayuku Papa, 2018. Image by Jonathan Daw. © Tjanpi Desert Weavers, NPY Women’s Council.
Directed by Cynthia Burke with animator Jonathan Daw and produced by Tjanpi Desert Weavers and Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council, Ngayuku Papa – Tiny (My Dog – Tiny) is a tale of community life and a beautiful friendship between a woman and a dog. Through the unique and creative medium of Tjanpi, Cynthia Burke tells the story of her beloved dog, Tiny.
NAIDOC Week 2022 Giveaway
A quiz and giveaway campaign about these two short films is running on the Consulate’s Facebook page. Enter the game via Facebook for a chance to win:
About NAIDOC Week
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is celebrated by all Australians and is a great opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
This year’s theme, Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! calls for all to amplify indigenous voices and narrow the gap between aspiration and reality, good intent and outcome; and work together when seeking proper environmental, cultural & heritage protections, constitutional change, treaties, or calling out racism.