Fight to save cul­tural her­itage on screen

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

Peo­ple are in­vited to Ngurin Cul­ture Cen­tre in Roe­bourne for an ad­vanced com­mu­nity screen­ing of Pil­bara-pro­duced film Con­nec­tion to Coun­try to­mor­row night.

From 6pm, there will be food, tra­di­tional dance per­for­mances and a screen­ing of the film, di­rected by Roe­bourne res­i­dent Tyson Mowarin.

Con­nec­tion to Coun­try ex­plores the strug­gle the indige­nous pop­u­la­tion in the Pil­bara faces to save their 50,000 year-old cul­tural her­itage from the min­ing in­dus­try. Mowarin shows the im­pact in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion and de­vel­op­ment haver had on sa­cred sites across the re­gion and fol­lows the peo­ple of the Pil­bara fight­ing back to pre­serve their cul­ture.

The one-hour film will air na­tion­ally on SBS at 9.30pm and NITV at 8.30pm on Sun­day, Au­gust 6 as part of its You Are Here doc­u­men­tary se­ries.

You are Here pre­mieres a se­ries of land­mark doc­u­men­taries pro­duced by indige­nous film­mak­ers ex­plor­ing con­tem­po­rary Aus­tralia.

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