2016 has seen ARDS develop a number of aesthetic and insightful films that illuminate Yolŋu Culture.
As part of an ongoing commitment to filmmakers, the NT Government provided funding for two productions, Dark Science and Black As, which were supported through the Screen Grants program.
The funding from the NT Government supported NITV to commission Dark Science -five short documentaries profiling the practice of NT-based Indigenous scientists, two of which were written and directed by ARDS staff and broadcast on NITV in July this year
Djurrun (The Evening Star) - Written and Directed by Sylvia Nulpinditj
This shortfilm tells the story of the Djurrpun star who led theŊuykal fish, and the Galaŋgamirr dugong who wasNuykal’s companion. The stories and knowledge inthis film belong to the Mandjikay clans of northeastArnhem Land.
ARDS acknowledges the (Wangurri) elders of Dhälinbuy and their descendants who have shared their knowledge and lands in the production of this film.
Yirritja Rain - Written and Directed by Andrew Galitju Burarrwaŋa
This is the story and song for the creation of gentle Yirritja seasonal rains called ‘Balkurrk’. This short film was recorded in Darwin near Rapid Creek and additional footage was captured around Gayŋuru and Darwin harbour.