Film premiere: Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams
Screening and discussion with the Karrabing Film Collective
The Karrabing Film Collective is a grassroots Indigenous media group, who use filmmaking as a means of self-organisation and social analysis. Shot by Karrabing members on iPhones, Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams 2016 will premiere at the Gallery as part of the 20th Biennale of Sydney.
Across a series of flashbacks, an extended Indigenous family argue about what caused their boat’s motor to break down and leave them stranded out bush. As they consider the roles played in the incident by the ancestral present, the regulatory state and the Christian faith, Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams explores the multiple demands and inescapable vortexes of contemporary Indigenous life.
2pm Film screening
Introduced and moderated by Penny Smallacombe, Head of Indigenous, Screen Australia.
This event is a part of the Not Evenly Distributed series for the 20th Biennale of Sydney. It has been made possible with generous assistance from the University of Sydney.
Image: Still from Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams