The Great Australian Bight has plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. Oil companies should not be given the opportunity to risk such internationally significant waters and coastlines. This story is from a community at the frontline, standing together to demonstrate their commitment to protecting their home.
We follow Melbourne based musician Allara, a young Yorta Yorta woman, on 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 the direct translation of Allara’s Aboriginal name.
Exciting! The trailer to our documentary, Beautiful Sunshine, has been officially selected in the Stories Lived film festival ‘Personal Mission’ category. Please click on the link below, watch our film, and if you’re feeling inspired – vote for our film by ‘liking’ it we can spread Allara’s story further.
We warmly invite you to this Aboriginal Australian sensory experience event. Performance, Dance, Speakers, Conversation, Exhibition, Australian Native Foods & Wine. Join the growing Enquiring Minds community & be apart of the conversation.
The Riviera Maya on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico is connected to the world’s second largest coral reef, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The cave systems of the area are recognised as the most extensive in the world and represent the largest natural supply of freshwater for the people of the Yucatan Peninsula.
In recent years, the breathtaking natural beauty of the Riviera Maya has become a global development hotspot for a burgeoning tourist industry. This scenic destination is suffering as resorts are rapidly expanding across the coastline with little to no long-term strategic or sustainable planning. Many developments have minimal to no wastewater treatment. This film explores local solutions to remediate these issues.
The only way to learn is through making connection. #beautifulsunshinedoco