Short Film - 'Being, On Country', Maclean NSW

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Description Desert Pea Media is very proud to announce a new collaboration with the Yaegl community in Maclean/Yamba, in the Lower Clarence Valley of 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 Yaegl community. These projects not only uplift and inspire audiences and community members, but everybody involved.

'Being, On Country' was directed and shot by filmmaker Mitch O'Hearn and edited by Roy Weiland. We thank you both for your artistic vision and awesome work.

Special thanks to Uncle Ron Heron and Shane Eamons, staff at Maclean High School and all of the Yaegl Elders and community members for having us on country, and making us feel so welcome.

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