Through CAN’s (Community Arts Network) Place Names project, young Aboriginal people from Albany have used film making to document the stories of their Elders and significant places in the Great Southern. After months of coming together to share stories and explore the heart of the region, the stunning documentary “Noongar Boodja” will premiere at the Albany Entertainment Centre on Saturday 11 August at 6pm. The premiere is a chance for the community to learn the traditional names and stories of the land of the Great Southern and is an opportunity to help preserve the ancient Noongar language.
“Noongar language to our culture is important, it’s our identity, it belongs to us, it’s significant, it’s special, and it’s the only one in the world. For us to ignore that is abandoning our being,” says Menang Elder Lester Coyne.
Attendees will be treated with a performance by a local choir singing the “Kawaar song” and the story behind this special moment will be uncovered in the documentary. The FREE event will include Q&A with participants and Elders and a light supper.
CAN’s Place Names project uses art and creativity to build on Professor Len Collard’s well known research of Noongar place names.
Noongar Boodja Premiere Screening
Albany Entertainment Centre
Saturday 11 August 2018, 6pm
Choir performance of the Kawaar Song
Q&A with participants and Elders
Light supper and refreshments
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
(No bookings required – just come along)