The Women’s Health film launch at Buku Larrnggay Art Centre.
During the last week of July, the ARDS Women’s Health Team were very excited to take our new films out to Nhulunbuy. Joined by director Katrina Channells, for Yarn, we started our trip by showing the films to the talented women from Birritjimi/Wallaby Beach who were our actors. They loved it, and joined us the following day, July27, for the official launch at Buku Larrnggay Art Centre.
About 40 people, Yolŋu and Balanda, women and children, came to the beautiful auditorium at the Art Centre. After some speeches, we watched the film and it was wonderful to see that people really liked the films, thought they were beautiful but also saw the important message they hold. People told us they thought the films would be very useful to Yolŋu women and to teachers and health workers who talk to women about health issues.
We look forward to sending this new resource out to communities over the next few months and hope that it is a useful tool and enjoyable celebration of some important stories for and about women.