INDIGENOUS students at Elisabeth Murdoch College in Langwarrin have been working to complete a film project about Aboriginal culture.
The project, titled 60,000 Years of Resilience and Beyond, has seen the students interview Aboriginal Elders about the impact of COVID 19 on the preservation of culture.
The film is being co-produced by Frankston-based group Nairm Marr Djambana. Gathering place coordinator Naaz Stojkova said “this is the first of its kind for the indigenous communities in the Frankston area.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic no doubt will accelerate the process of cultural and traditional loss. This project aims to maintain and preserve this. Indigenous people have an enormous wealth of traditional knowledge derived from their ancestral practices including their own health systems. The purpose is to showcase and provide insight through the eyes of young people,” she said.
The film is expected to be screened on 27 July at the Frankston Arts Centre.