Free film festival to mark National Reconciliation Week at Port Pirie

PRIDE: Kiara Milera, Victor Koolmatrie and Isaac Lindsay each worked on the film Coming Home, which will be shown as a part of the Black Screen Film Festival at the Northern Festival Center on May 30.

PRIDE: Kiara Milera, Victor Koolmatrie and Isaac Lindsay each worked on the film Coming Home, which will be shown as a part of the Black Screen Film Festival at the Northern Festival Center on May 30.

Members of the Mid North community are invited to Black Screen, a free celebration of Indigenous film and culture during National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June).

This year, the two-hour event will serve as a short film festival, with a selection of local and family films from the National Film and Sound Archive.

Screening at the Northern Festival Centre will be Minnie Loves Junior (2010), Captain of the Team (2010) and High Tide (2013) before the interval, all of which are rated G and suitable for children. Younger children can leave during the interval, as afterwards will be Mimi (2002, M), Nana (2007, PG), My Brother Vinnie (2006, M) and One Fine Day (2013, classification TBC).

Also screening for the first time this year pre-interval is Coming Home – a short film honouring Aboriginal Diggers, recently completed in time for Anzac Day. Commissioned by Country Arts SA, Creative Director Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin worked with Aboriginal cinematographer and filmmaker Allan Collins consulting the community of Raukkan to tell the story of two brothers who set off from there in World War I.

Artwork inspired by what reconciliation means to local children will be exhibited in the foyer.

Join us for this free event that everyone is welcome to attend. Bookings are encouraged; simply call the theatre on 8633 8500.

For film synopses go to www.countryarts.org.au.

The Black Screen Short Film Festival will be held at the Northern Festival Centre on Tuesday, May 30, 7pm.

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