PM lauds film­maker

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Pil­bara lo­cal Tyson Mowarin was one of 21 peo­ple cho­sen to at­tend the Prime Min­is­ter’s Re­cep­tion for In­dige­nous In­no­va­tors and En­trepreneurs last Tues­day night in Can­berra.

Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turn­bull said the aim of the event was to cel­e­brate young in­dige­nous peo­ple from across the na­tion who were mak­ing a for­mi­da­ble con­tri­bu­tion to our so­ci­ety and econ­omy.

“We must ac­knowl­edge th­ese achieve­ments and recog­nise the di­verse group of in­dus­tries and ap­pli­ca­tions and en­deav­ours that are here to­day, from con­struc­tion and agri­cul­ture to the cre­ative arts, so­cial ser­vices and many oth­ers,” he said.

Mowarin is a prom­i­nent film­maker, pho­tog­ra­pher, writer, app de­vel­oper and mu­si­cian around the Pil­bara.

His work in­cludes a num­ber of doc­u­men­taries that have been aired on NITV.

“I make films, mainly doc­u­men­tary films with and for the lo­cal peo­ple in the Roe­bourne area — peo­ple of all tribes and from all dif­fer­ent re­gions — help­ing them doc­u­ment our cul­ture and his­tory and in cer­tain ways,” he said.

He also de­vel­oped an app called Wel­come to Coun­try that al­lows users to learn about lo­cal in­dige­nous cul­tures.

Mr Mowarin hopes the recog­ni­tion will open doors for him in the fu­ture.

“(It) feels good to be recog­nised; just hope­fully some of that ad­mi­ra­tion and all that will trans­late into more work and op­por­tu­ni­ties,” he said.

Pic­ture: Tyson Mowarin

Wee­ri­anna Street Me­dia’s Tyson Mowarin.

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