Digital Storytelling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples


A deadly runner, a movie star and a high chair on a hill. Finding connection to country, finding colours, becoming an artist and a traditional weaver. Seven storytellers share their talents.


Partners: CIT Yurauna Centre, PhotoAccess

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We acknowledge that these films were made on land owned by the Ngunnawal people, traditional custodians of the Australian Capital Territory and region. We pay respect to their continuing customs, including their elders past and present.

Wherever these films are screened we acknowledge the traditional owners of the country. We pay our respects to them and their cultures and to the elders past and present.

Learning and Sharing Culture

by Ronnie Jordan

Ronnie teaches traditional weaving. This is her story about how she learnt, why she teaches, and her connection to country.

My Life My Art

by Rickie Martin

Rickie's story of how and why he became an artist.

Thinawan Dubay

by Lisa

Lisa started her media career as a 12 year old on the radio. Her love of being in front of the camera started accidentally with television and took her all the way to the movies.

High Chair on the Hill

by Leanne Pope

Leanne's book: her love of the Brindabella mountains is celebrated in words and paintings. 

Finding my Colours

by Matilda

Matilda's life changed when she found the Yurauna Centre at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

Spirit Journey

by Glenn

The story of a sash and the badges that Glenn wears with pride.

Photography Girl

by Veronica

Veronica tells the story of her obsession with photography.