Enjoy a curated program of films, music and tours every Sunday in January. This Sunday Sessions, watch Deadly Family Portraits, a series of short documentaries about three Aboriginal families, and Westwind, a documentary film about the preservation of Yolŋu knowledge. Then, unwind to the sound of multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Eddie Peters and dynamic top end band, Mambali.
Deadly Family Portraits
Deadly Family Portraits brings to the screen three remarkable Aboriginal families – mother and daughter Lillian and Elaine Crombie, father and son Robert and Zaachariaha Fielding, and sisters Taree and Caleena Sansbury – in a series of documentary short films. This series explores the complexities of familial bonds, the importance of cultural roots, relationship to Country, and the way in which the responsibilities and obligations of kinship yield rich and varied cultural expression. An initiative of the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC), ABC Arts iView and Arts South Australia.
Enjoy a screening of documentary film Westwind about Yolngu warrior, shaman and father Djalu Gurruwiwi, who with some help from global pop star Gotye, must find a way to bring two worlds together to save his culture.
Eddie Peters and Friends
Coming from Thursday Island, Torres Strait Islander musician, dancer, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Eddie Peters has a long performance history of playing many different idioms. His performances also include original material through to traditional Torres Strait Islander music and dance.
Mambali is a young and exciting emerging force in Northern Territory music. Coming from Numbulwar, a remote coastal community on the edge of the Gulf Of Carpentaria, Mambali Band have been performing at festivals around the NT in recent years, and are soon to launch their debut album.
Sunday Sessions is presented by Tarnanthi, in partnership with BHP and with the support of the Government of South Australia.