PM lauds filmmaker
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.
Weerianna Street Media’s Tyson Mowarin.