The Buwindja (Remember) Collection
Corporate Streaming Package
For the last 54 years, NAIDOC Week has been Australia’s national moment to learn from, and about, the nation’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and cultures. To celebrate NAIDOC Week, this year the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is launching the Buwindja (Remember) Collection - a curated collection of 17 titles (24 hours) available to stream in full and on demand showcasing a superb array of feature films, documentaries, TV series and animations.
In 2023, the National NAIDOC Week theme is For Our Elders. With a national collection of over 4 million items, the NFSA is uniquely situated to curate and share a collection celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, in order to shine a light on the icons, trailblazers and dreamers of the Indigenous community.
Highlights include Warwick Thornton’s award-winning Samson and Delilah, Bangarra Dance Theatre’s extraordinary dance film Spear, Essie Coffey’s landmark documentary My Survival as an Aboriginal: NFSA Digital Restoration, the rock n’ roll documentary Wrong Side of the Road and biographical features about Ingidenous leaders such as Noel Tovey and Ruby Langford Ginibi.
Buwindja is curated by Gillian Moody, a Wodi Wodi woman and NFSA's Senior Manager, Indigenous Connections.
“I curated this collection with the hope of inspiring reflection, imagination and action.
At the National Film and Sound Archive, we believe that sharing stories in our communities and workplaces can sustain commitment to Reconciliation by supporting engagement with difficult but necessary conversations, and by learning from the achievements and celebrations of the past.
Buwindja (Remember) explores this year's NAIDOC theme For Our Elders and will provide a deeper understanding of the struggles and achievements of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, and is a chance for your workplace to reflect on the part it can play in ensuring that their voices continue to be heard.”
Wodi Wodi woman, NFSA’s Senior Manager, Indigenous Connections and Curator of Buwindja
Corporate streaming access to Buwindja allows viewing for an unlimited number of times across the month of July, in full and on demand, across web, mobile and TV on NFSA Player.
The Buwindja (Remember) Collection Program
Diving deep into the NFSA archive to unearth some of the most powerful First Nation gems, as well as celebrating iconic contemporary Indigenous moments in film, The Buwindja (Remember) Collection explores three strands associated with the NAIDOC 2023 theme: For our Elders including: Arts/Performance/Music (Song & Dance), Community (Sharing Life) and Activism (Trailblazers).
Program highlights include:
My Survival As An Aboriginal: NFSA Digital Restoration: A landmark 1984 film and the first documentary directed by an Indigenous Australian woman, Murrawarri woman and activist Essie Coffey, documenting the hardships faced by Australian Aboriginals and their continuing struggle for cultural survival.
Buried Country: The iconic and largely untold history of Australian Aboriginal country music.
Samson And Delilah: Warwick Thornton’s acclaimed, gut-wrenching love story and brutal portrait of poverty and addiction.
Spear: Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Stephen Page’s exhilarating cinematic debut telling a contemporary Aboriginal story through movement and dance.
Plus many more titles to be announced...
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