Our documentary films feature inspiring Indigenous people and narratives. Each project is formed in consultation with the respective individuals and organizations, ensuring their story is communicated with their complete approval at all stages and they retain the rights to all content created. They are made with the goal of inspiring the audience to explore the world, society and life itself through a non-colonial lens, in order to create positive change both locally and globally.
Garra & Wirruunga – The New Dreaming
This is a love story of two souls being reunited and how their cultures, ancestral wisdom and healing work evolved together. Having found strength, balance and inspiration in each other and each others’ cultures and ancestral knowledge they are on a mission to inspire people from all cultures and walks of life to join their circle, share and learn together.
Wiruungga Dunggiirr is from the Namba Gumbaynggar Nation, in New South Wales, Nambuka heads and an Elder of the Namba Gumbaynggar Nation. He teaches aboriginal ’studies in spiritual healings, bush tucker, bush medicines, rituals from the Never-Never, dance, ceremonies, fire ceremonies, making boomerangs and stone tools.
Garra shares her Rituals and Teachings from her Grandmother and Ancestors from Suriname. Water is her Medicine and Teacher. In serve of Jah to work on Mother Earth and all that lives, her wisdom and work promotes inner Strength, Wisdom, Love and Harmony that will bring back balance on Earth.
What & How
Through multiple days of filming we interviewed Garra & Wiruungga on another of topics from their personal relationship, life’s work, message to the world and gained a deep insight into their cultural wisdom. This included filming them preparing for ceremony and a performance of the Rainbow Serpent Dance and New Dreaming. Their messages of their New Dreaming include cross cultural collaboration and learning so that our joint forces can bring our planet back in balance.
Raki Ap – The Making of an Activist
Originally from West Papua, Raki Ap fled to the Netherlands along with his mother and three brothers after the political driven murder of his father Arnold Ap. He later entered the Dutch army out of a desire to contribute to international peace and security. His military experience structured his youth and provided him with the discipline, knowledge and experience, which he has used for his role as a storyteller in the last 10 years.West Papua holds the worlds 3rd largest rainforest, largest gold mine , 3rd largest copper mine and untold other natural resources. But the colonial powers ruling the country are extracting these without any regard for human life or the environment which they inhabit, causing mayor destruction and pollution. Over the last 60 years, over 500,00 West Papuans have been killed and today press, human rights organizations and diplomats are banned from entering the country.He tells the story of West Papua with passion, as one that includes all elements (politics, human rights and environmentalism) so that we can inspire each other to act upon climate change.
West Papuan Raki Ap works as a civil servant at the Ministry of the Interior. Ap is an activist committed to politics, human rights and climate activism — because in West Papua all three elements have common ground. In the Netherlands, he works to give the climate debate a more indigenous perspective and is the spokesperson for the Free West Papua Campaign. The Free West Papua Campaign was launched in 2004 in Oxford, UK, and is led by Benny Wenda – an exiled West Papuan independence leader and Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP).
What & How
Through a series of 5 short videos, Raki shared his personal story, the history of West Papua, how we became an activist, what is happening in the country today and his hopes & aspirations for the future. This was also published via our NATV channel and is used by Raki in his presentations to partner organizations and public around the world.