Short Film - 'Garrama' (Respect)

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Description Desert Pea Media is very proud to announce a new collaboration with the Bundjalung/Weyabul community in Baryulgil, in the Clarence Valley on the North Coast of NSW.

This production was created over 7 days in December 2019 - an outcome of of a unique, collaborative creative process with Desert Pea Media artists, local Original Nations young people, community members, Elders, High School staff and local services.

The overall purpose of the project was to facilitate an important, inter-generational conversation about social and emotional well-being for Original Nations young people in 8 communities around the North Coast. The project is called 'Break It Down - Community Conversations Around Well-being' - funded by North Coast Primary Health Network.

Desert Pea Media projects involve a dialogue-based storytelling process that encourages participants to analyse 'the real', 'the ideal' and 'the bridge'. In simple terms this means critically thinking about how to create positive change for yourself, for each other and for our communities :)

The connections created during this project with the community and local young people are friendships that the DPM team highly value and respect. We as a team feel deeply honored to learn, share and create with the Baryulgil community. These projects not only uplift and inspire audiences and community members, but everybody involved.

'Garrama' was Directed, shot and edited by DPM Creative Director - Toby Finlayson and filmmaker Justin Smith. We thank you both for your artistic vision and awesome work.

Special thanks to Bianca Monaghan and the Monaghan family, and staff at Baryulgil School for all of your support over the years, and the Elders and community from Baryulgil for having us on country.

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